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The West Bengal Transport Department ensures the enforcement of the provisions of Motor Vehicles Act 1988, in West Bengal (WB).
The West Bengal Transport Department enforces the provisions of Motor Vehicles Taxation Act, 1924 (Amended 1993) and Rules and collection of Tax. The primary function is the registration of vehicles, issuance of driving licenses and permits, motor vehicle tax and enforcement of vehicles.
The West Bengal Transport Department is mainly involved in the following functions and duties:
Registration, renewal, and reissue of Motor Vehicle – Issuance of temporary and permanent registration of vehicles, transfer of ownership, change of address, issuance of duplicate certification of registration.
Permits - Issuance of permits to different vehicles permit for stage carriage, goods carriage. Issuance of temporary permit, special permit, permanent permit, national permit, all India tourist vehicle permit, and cancellation of permit.
Driving License – Issuance of new, duplicate, endorsement and permanent license.
Tax Payment System - Collection of tax for new vehicles, and other road taxes.
Fitness/NOC – Issuance of fresh, renewal and duplicate of Fitness/NOC for the vehicles.
|RTO Locations||RTO CODE||RTO Locations||RTO CODE|
|Kolkata Salt Lake||WB08||Purulia||WB55|
|Alipore, South 24 Parganas||WB19||Cooch Behar||WB64|
|Alipore, South 24 Parganas||WB20||Malda||WB65|
|Alipore, South 24 Parganas||WB22||Malda||WB66|
|Asansol||WB44A||Jangipur, (Murshidabad District)||WB93|
In West Bengal, no motor vehicle can be driven without its registration at the WB RTO. So, here is everything that you need to know about vehicle registration process at the West Bengal RTO.
Documents required for registration of motor vehicle at WB RTO
The RTO officials will then verify the age and address proof documents and will inspect the vehicles on the basis of which the registration number is issued to the vehicle owner. Fancy registration number can be obtained through the process of auction.
Vehicle brought from another state in West Bengal can be re-registered at WB RTO on submission of the below documents
The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 makes it mandatory for a vehicle owner to insure his vehicle with a third party insurance. A 3rd party insurance provides coverage against damage, injury or death caused to a third party. A vehicle owner can also opt for a comprehensive insurance that provides coverage for own damage as well as against third party person or property.
Is it necessary to obtain driving license in West Bengal?
Yes, the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 makes it mandatory for a vehicle owner to obtain a DL in West Bengal.
Is vehicle registration fees the same for two wheeler and car?
No, the vehicle registration fee for two wheeler and car is different.
Can I do vehicle registration online in West Bengal?
No, you cannot do vehicle registration online in the state and will have to visit the WB RTO.
When will I get registration certificate for my vehicle registered in West Bengal?
Once you get the vehicle registration number, the registration certificate will be sent to your registered address via speed post within a span of 7 days.