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Old 7th September 2013, 17:26   #571
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Thanks a lot for such a quick & detailed response

So basically if one has a letter from a senior person in some ministry or from a MLA/MP one would not have to pay anything ?

Just for an idea, how much would number like 2700/0027 or 2727 cost if taken from a broker ?
The best person to ask would be the car showroom sales executive. Every car dealer have his own contacts/brokers for registration of new vehicles. The car dealers get many such requests of number totaling to x, y or z or a VIP number or a triplet or palindrome.
The number like 2700 or 2727 wont qualify to be defined as V.I.P number and should be available at every registering authority. You may have to shell out a couple of thousands. Or you may need not shell out anything at all. Yes, depending on the mood of the computer operator, he can easily move the series by +/- 100-200, so in case the allotted number as per regular series is say 2693, the operator can easily shift it to 2727.
As for true V.I.P number viz. a single digit, two digit or number like 786, only Rajpur Road authority can issue that. If you could arrange a letter from an MP/MLA or a senior govt official, you can have it for free. Otherwise, only way out is through a broker who may forge a letter or be hand in hand with a minister's OSD or PA to get the work done.
Another way out could be to look out for an old car with a V.I.P number viz. DDD 0027 kind and pay a premium amount to the owner to buy the car with the number. On papers, you need at least three year ownership of such old vehicle before you get entitlement to transfer it to a new unregistered vehicle. But I know someone who bought an old fiat and got the number transferred on his new ML 250 on the very same day. This entirely depends on the strictness level prevailing at that moment in the authority (no one in the authority would entertain you with such work after a recent sting was carried by a news channel on malpractices in the authority).
So, depending upon the kind of "urge" you have for the number, you may try your luck. Best would be to settle for a number like 2700 or 2727 FOC after requesting your car dealer, this may require some waiting and patience from your end. I, for one discourage the help of corrupt people and their malpractices.

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With all due respect to dad.....he had a Labretta scooter in late 80's and the number was '420'. He laughingly tells people started calling him '420' in his circle, work place and in our society, which made him sell it earlier than he would have...
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Is it possible to get a car registered under a RTO, which does not belong to your jurisdiction.

For Example, If the RTO according to my residential address is TN01 but I want my car to be registered in TN09 RTO, is it possible?

Any work around possible? My favourite series is not available in the RTO to which my residence belongs :(
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Is it possible to get a car registered under a RTO, which does not belong to your jurisdiction.

For Example, If the RTO according to my residential address is TN01 but I want my car to be registered in TN09 RTO, is it possible?

Any work around possible? My favourite series is not available in the RTO to which my residence belongs :(
Nope. You address proof will determine which series you get. I do not think there is any work around this unless you have an address in TN09 or take an illegal route which is highly unrecommended.
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I get that, Sahil!

Any idea if it is possible to jump like 8 or 9 series ahead of the current running series?

If TN XX E 0001 is the current series, is it possible to get a number in the TN XX AA XXXX series?

Any restrictions on the maximum number of series one can jump?

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Any restrictions on the maximum number of series one can jump?
The only restriction is how much you are willing to pay
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The only restriction is how much you are willing to pay
Stole the words out of my keyboard

There is however some restriction depending on the RTO officer on how much you can skip ahead. I faced this problem when i got assigned a number in the xx xx AJ xxxx series and I wanted xx xx RS 5. The officer said its too much of a jump for them to do at that time.
I am sure with some under the table greasing and nagging they would have agreed but I didn't bother too much as I settled for AJ-1234 instead with official receipt.
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Recession hits RTOs too!

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The Nashik Regional Transport Office saw no takers for choice numbers with higher fees, while those with fees of less than 50,000 got a satisfactory response on Friday.

The RTO launched a new series of registration numbers, MH-15-EB, for four-wheelers on Friday with the booking for the fancy numbers kept open from 11 am to 2.30 pm.
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The officials added that there were four applications each for numbers 1008 and 909, three applications for numbers 9009, 15, 21 and 101. However, there were no takers for number 1, 9, 99, 999, 9999 and 786. These numbers had a higher fee than the others, Mandora said. While the fee for number 1 is Rs 4 lakh, the numbers 9, 99, 999, 9999 and 786 carry a fee of Rs 1.5 lakh.
Read full article: http://articles.timesofindia.indiati...numbers-takers
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Is it possible to get a car registered under a RTO, which does not belong to your jurisdiction.

For Example, If the RTO according to my residential address is TN01 but I want my car to be registered in TN09 RTO, is it possible?

Any work around possible? My favourite series is not available in the RTO to which my residence belongs :(
Registering in TN09 is possible by submitting an affidavit to the concerned RTO (TN09), also note that the RTO(TN09) will anyway take your current Ration Card, Voter ID, DL, Passport along with the affidavit. However this TN09 registered car will not have your home address as per your residential proof. (It is suppose to have an address in TN09 jurisdiction and hence the Affidavit)

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Nope. You address proof will determine which series you get. I do not think there is any work around this unless you have an address in TN09 or take an illegal route which is highly unrecommended.
This is not an illegal route, it is just a by-pass, please read above.
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I get that, Sahil!

Any idea if it is possible to jump like 8 or 9 series ahead of the current running series?

If TN XX E 0001 is the current series, is it possible to get a number in the TN XX AA XXXX series?

Any restrictions on the maximum number of series one can jump?
There are restrictions in the number of series you can jump, please go through Page-2 of PDF below
Advance_Reg_No.PDF
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Thanks so much for the detailed post!

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All single digits from 1-20, all 1111 3333 4444 5555 - 9999, all 1000 2000 3000-9000 and 666 333 999 and specially 4777 now can be booked only by obtaining a GO from the government. The process and time for obtaining the GO now is irritating rather than the RTO process or fees for it.
I just went thru' the PDF. If I have understood it right, all the numbers quoted in the above post have the same fee, as in Reg No. 1 doesn't carry a higher amount when compared to 5555 or 9000 etc. Just that the availability of the number in the series decides the price tag.

For instance, if TN 11 - E XXXX is the current series and Reg No. 0001 is available in F or H (Does G also count?), all I need to pay is only 40K (since it falls within the first four series). Could you please tell me if my understanding its right?
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If I have understood it right, all the numbers quoted in the above post have the same fee, as in Reg No. 1 doesn't carry a higher amount when compared to 5555 or 9000 etc. Just that the availability of the number in the series decides the price tag.

For instance, if TN 11 - E XXXX is the current series and Reg No. 0001 is available in F or H (Does G also count?), all I need to pay is only 40K (since it falls within the first four series). Could you please tell me if my understanding its right?
Please visit this link
http://tnsta.gov.in/transport/rtoSta...tActUpdated.do

Click ALL and it will update the present status in all Tamilnadu RTOs.

For understanding of series you can jump, if current series is TN11 C4444 and you want to block a number more than 1000no.s from this, example anything greater than registration no. 5443 you fall in the 40k slot.
Similarly TN11 D, E, F will fall in Rs.40k slot
TN11 H, J, K, L - Rs.60k slot (G belongs to Government and I is not used by any RTO in TN)
TN11 M & P - Rs.1lakh slot (N belongs to Transport corporation and O is not used in TN)
TN11 Q & R - Rs.2lakh slot

Please understand that this fees is for general public alone, If you are a MLA, MP, Minister from TN, you can take two numbers in any of the above series free of cost for your entire tenure (5years)

(Please note the registration no. TN11 C4444 cited above as an example belongs to me for my Chevrolet Beat Tdci)

Normally single digit numbers will be blocked instantly when available, hence No.1-9 & 9999 will normally be available only in the Rs.1lakh or more range

The list of Government numbers in TN is below
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File Type: pdf Govt_Numbers.pdf (25.3 KB, 317 views)

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...The list of Government numbers in TN is below
Thanks for making it abundantly clear.

But looking at the List of Government numbers, one more query has cropped up.

Can we jump the series or numbers for Non Government numbers too?

If the last registration number of the current series on Monday is 1200, going by the rules for Non Govt numbers, I'll be free to choose any number from the next thousand numbers i.e between 1200 & 1300 on tuesday by paying just Rs. 16K

For example 9966 is not in the list of Government numbers. But I wanna get that number on Tuesday (which is more than 1000 numbers away from the current registration i.e 1200). Is it possible? or should I wait till the registrations near the 8000 mark and then pick it from the next thousand numbers?

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If the last registration number of the current series on Monday is 1200, going by the rules for Non Govt numbers, I'll be free to choose any number from the next thousand numbers i.e between 1200 & 1300 on tuesday by paying just Rs. 16K
If current number is 1200 then anything till 2199 can be had with Rs.16K RTO Charges. This can be booked at the RTO Office concerned by paying this fees, however any Government numbers that fall inside this range (1200-2199) cannot be blocked by either the RTO or you.

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For example 9966 is not in the list of Government numbers. But I wanna get that number on Tuesday (which is more than 1000 numbers away from the current registration i.e 1200). Is it possible? or should I wait till the registrations near the 8000 mark and then pick it from the next thousand numbers?
You have only two options
1. Wait till the concerned RTO finishes or registers vehicles till the registration number 8967 and then block your required no. 9966 through the Rs.16K RTO charges as I have informed above.
2. Get a G.O. from Transport Ministry-Tamil Nadu in your name, for the registration no.9966 and register the vehicle with Rs.40K RTO charges. This cannot happen overnight and you have to wait at least ten days, nowadays to get a G.O. for your required registration number.
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@narchennai: Thank You so much for the clarification!

BTW: Here's something interesting I found on the net. The non allotment of Reg. No. 8 or numbers totaling to 8 has been mentioned in the TN MV rules itself!

VIP Car numbers-capture.png

Source: http://www.tn.gov.in/sta/tnmvr1989.PDF
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I would buy one more Car than paying 4.7lakh :-)
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