Hyderabad: Come June 2, and the RTA for two successive states will start operating in two floors of the RTA office in Khairatabad with files for the two regions being divided among the offices.
In fact, staff and office space at all the RTOs too will be divided similarly. All registrations in the new Telangana state will bear TG initials and a new series while all vehicles registered earlier will be given three years to change to TG number plates.
The HSRP (High Security Registration Plates) project, meanwhile, has been put on the backburner as officials do not expect any movement in the project anytime soon.
The division of the department is almost complete and the two new RTA offices are set to operate from their respective head offices in Khairatabad. “We are almost through the process. The employees are being divided into two offices. Practically there will not be much change in operating except for dividing the work,” said joint transport commissioner, B. Venkateshwarlu.
“The existing AP series registrations in Telangana state will be required to change to TG series and will be given a window period of two to three years to do that. The registrations in the residual AP will continue as is as will the series,” the official added.
The HSRP project, meanwhile, has been stalled for the last three-four months after a number of bookings were made. The project reached a deadlock after fresh controversy erupted over the legal status of the consortium companies in view of state bifurcation and the special counters have been momentarily shut down....