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Functions and Objectives of Transport Department, Bihar


Functions & Objectives
  • Control of Motor Transport.
  • Control of Bihar State Road Transport Corporation.
  • Motor Vehicles Taxation.
  • Shipping and navigation on inland waterways declared by the Parliament by law to be national waterways regarding to mechanically propelled vessels.
  • Shipping and navigation on inland waterways, Railways and minor railways, Ferries.
  • Rationing on tyres.
  • Control of all officers serving with Transport Department.
Important tasks performed by the Transport Department
Registration of Motor Vehicles
In order to have proper control over the motor vehicles, every motor vehicle is registered by the District Transport Officer (DTO) of each district under transport department, for the purpose of identification of each vehicle and its owner and for collection of tax, as applicable.
Fitness Certificate of the Vehicle
At the time of registration of vehicle, its fitness is examined by the Motor Vehicle Inspector (MVI) or at any testing station authorized by govt. Besides this, fitness of passenger/carrier vehicles is tested in the prescribed period by MVI under the provision of the Motor Vehicles Act in order to ensure their capacity of safe movement. Especially in case of accident, each vehicle is tested personally by the MVI.
Collection of Motor Vehicle Tax
At the district level, Motor Vehicle Registration Fee and Road Taxes are collected by the DTO. One-Time Tax is paid for the private and personalized vehicles where as Commercial Taxes are paid quarterly, half yearly and yearly for the commercial vehicles. Road tax is the main resource of revenue for the development expenses of the state.
Grant and Renewal of Permit for Passenger/Carrier Vehicles
For the purpose of general traffic regulation utility and to have proper control of movement of the passengers/carrier vehicles, their permits are granted and renewed by the Regional Transport Authority at the divisional level and by the State Transport Authority at the state level.
Grant and Renewal of Motor Vehicle Driving Licences
Conductor's Licence
Publicity and Advertising for Road Safety
To Provide Cheap Traffic Facilities
Motor Vehicles Pollution Control
Taking over the vehicles during Elections, Natural Calamities and other Emergencies
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