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Old 13th December 2008, 23:36   #91
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have you checked on road prices in mumbai????
Yes. They are cheaper than Bangalore by about 35K for a car costing close to 9-10 lakhs
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have you checked on road prices in mumbai????
I echo that. I believe Mumbai and Bangalore are at par for exhorbitant taxes.
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I dont want to create another thread- so:
Is K'tka the highest entry tax leviying state on Tourist Vehicles(buses esp) ,Is that the reason why 99% of K'tka entering tourist buses are registered KA ?
There is first Uniform Taxation law for every state implimented first!also K'tka wants every visitor due to Bangalore city to register their vehicle there(I meant Police/RTO abuse).
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You people have to pay tax every year even for private vehicle??

here in rajasthan and Gujarat we are relived from such hassles!
Only Taxi and trucks have lot of problems here and to the neck at it in corruption. So these local RTO earns so much from Trucks (at time earns in lakhs per day) and buses passing through the state, they ignore smaller vehicle.

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last week, RTO caught my ex colleague for his KL vehicle. They took his DL and asked him to get it back after paying the tax..He had to shell out around 25K for his 8 yr old zen...
This happened inside electronics city
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I echo that. I believe Mumbai and Bangalore are at par for exhorbitant taxes.
Absolutely NOT, sir! Mumbai is far better. The reason why cars become costly in Mumbai is Octroi. There was a talk about a year ago that the government was proposing to do away with Octroi, and charge a "cess" instead. (This exists in Navi Mumbai).

Even if Mumbai is costly, the infrastructure there, kind of, justifies the "exhorbitant taxes". In Bangalore, the infrastructure is absolutely NIL. We end up spending more fuel at traffic blocks than running.

We have roads in potholes and not potholes in roads. The roads which see more VIP footfalls are asphalted every 3-4 months, while others are asphalted every 3-4 decades. For all this, people need to pay 16.5% tax, plus bear the brunt of having to replace your suspension often, and in worse cases even severe damage to the underbody.
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Can we create a vote or something like that on this thread to see who all are willing to give some time/money for a PIL and go ahead with it. It would be great help if someone on T-bhp is good at legal matters or knows a good lawyer.

Count me in for this.can we start a poll on this as to know who all are willing to help.

As an update on my friends case.he has filed a case against the RTO stating that he came to Bangalore just before 2 days when the incident happened.i don't know how effective this will be.
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I dont want to create another thread- so:
Is K'tka the highest entry tax leviying state on Tourist Vehicles(buses esp) ,Is that the reason why 99% of K'tka entering tourist buses are registered KA ?
There is first Uniform Taxation law for every state implimented first!also K'tka wants every visitor due to Bangalore city to register their vehicle there(I meant Police/RTO abuse).
I have seen that even the private tour operators or bus/lorry operators register their vehicle in Karanataka. Mainly the ones from TN. Main reason is, moving around or entering KA during tension periods. There are also statistics shown where many lory/operators register their vehicles in AP since it has low tax.
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Is K'tka the highest entry tax leviying state on Tourist Vehicles(buses esp) ,Is that the reason why 99% of K'tka entering tourist buses are registered KA ?
According to a tour operator, YES. The entry tax levied by Karnataka is the highest, and it doesn't make sense for the operators to pay them every time, which would make a huge dent in their profits.

The Karnataka Government, it seems, has agreements with different state governments and follows different tax regimes. The recent Kerala-Karnataka Transport Ministers' meet had an agreement to reduce entry tax for tourist vehicles registered in Kerala. As an immediate result, I see quite a lot of operators now running Kerala registed vehicles to Bangalore!
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As an update on my friends case.he has filed a case against the RTO stating that he came to Bangalore just before 2 days when the incident happened.i don't know how effective this will be.
Can we join as a party to this case and take this forward as a PIL ? May be binoy can have a word with his friend to consult the same lawyer he has contacted for his case and then we can take this forward
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i am also intersted in joining you guys in the PIL if its being filed ..
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Mods, can this thread be converted to a voting thread to see how many are interested in investing time and money for this PIL ?
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A PIL against what? Road tax is a State subject, and does not even figure, AFAIK, in the concurrent list. So every state is empowered by the constitution to create laws and rules related to road tax.
An amendment to the constitution needs a special majority on all the state legislatures and the central legistaive bodies. Not easy if you ask me.
However, if an individual can prove that he is a visitor (toll gate slips, fuel bills, etc), then he can challenge them in a court of law.
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Hi Buddy,

where in electronics city and at what time. The reason why I ask is so that others can also be a bit cautious..

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last week, RTO caught my ex colleague for his KL vehicle. They took his DL and asked him to get it back after paying the tax..He had to shell out around 25K for his 8 yr old zen...
This happened inside electronics city
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Vehicles costing below 5 lakhs: 12% (13.2% after adding municipality tax)
Vehicles costing between 5-10 lakhs: 13% (14.3% after adding municipality tax)
Vehicles costing above 10 lakhs: 16% (17.6% after adding municipality tax)
This is scary :(. I will have to shed a huge amount for KL registration civic, if caught.

Can we come put their (RTO) usual hunting locations? I am not trying to evade the law, but looking for a breathing time to understand the procedures and raising the huge amount. I will surely avoid BDA complex inner ring road side. Have seen two traffic cops always in front of Wipro Electronic City gate for past three weeks, but they are interested in two wheelers - apparently.
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