Online auction of fancy numbers for vehicles from Jan 7

Bhubaneswar: Fancy numbers for vehicles in Odisha will be auctioned online by the government from January 7, said Commerce and Transport minister Ramesh Majhi.

Informing newsmen here Ramesh Majhi said, “Online auction process of fancy numbers for vehicles will start from January 7 and people will have to take part in the auction process to get the number of their choice.”

“Advertisements about the available fancy numbers will be published in different mass media. People can check it and apply for it online,” Majhi added.

According sources, the fancy numbers will be auctioned under four categories. For the first category the base price has been fixed at Rs 1 lakh, while the base prices of the second, third and fourth category has been fixed at Rs 60, 000, Rs 40,000 and 20-10,000 respectively.

RTOs have been asked to inform the people about the online auctioning process in their respective areas, the sources added.

Notably, the Commerce and Transport department has issued a draft notification seeking changes to the Section 14 of the Motor Vehicle Rule – 1914 in this regard.