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Slowdown Blues? Vehicle registrations in Nagaland down by 13.36% in 2019

Slowdown Blues? Vehicle registrations in Nagaland down by 13.36% in 2019
A collage photo of screenshots of data on Nagaland as per the Vahan Dashboard, the centralised database of vehicle information (  Accessed on January 10, 2020)


Morung Express News 
Dimapur | January 12

For the first year since 2014, vehicle registrations in Nagaland witnessed a downslide in 2019 by 13.36% or 4497 in absolute number from previous year according to data given in Vahan Dashboard, the centralised database of vehicle information. 

According to the data given in the integrated Dashboard, while a total of 33,165 were registered from January 1-December 31 in 2018, it decreased to 29,165 during the same period in 2019.

This is the first time since 2014 (see table) that the registration of vehicles declined and going by the overall national data, the trend could be attributed to ongoing economic slowdown in India.  

As of January 10, there were 444 registrations this year. 

Consequently, number of transactions fell by 30.60% from 4, 66,519 counts in 2018 to 3, 23,746 counts in 2019. 
However, collection of revenue witness a slight increase by 6.91% at Rs 118.48 crore in 2019 as against Rs 110.82 crore in 2018.

The total number of vehicle registrations in Nagaland as of January 10, according to the Dashboard, was 3, 32,287, averaging roughly around 6 persons per vehicle when computed on the basis of 2011 census.  

Nationally, however, all the three indicators- registration, transaction and revenue collection- saw declining trends during the same period. 

Vehicle registration fell by 4.23% from 2.22 crore in 2018 to 2.13 in 2019. Likewise, the number of transaction declined from 9.22 crore in 2018 to 8.02 crore in 2019 (or by 13.09 %).   

The revenue collection during the same period also declined by 17.24% from Rs 60,460.33 crore in 2018 to Rs 50,036.60 crore. 


Vehicle registrations Vahan in India
Created by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) Government of India and National Informatics Centre (NIC), Vahan is an Integrated Solution for Vehicle Registration available with Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) and District Transport Offices (DTOs).  

VAHAN Services, among others, include vehicle registration, vehicle fitness, taxation, issue of National & Interstate Permit, change of Address etc.

As of January, a total of 31 States and Union Territories out of 37 were running the Vahan System.  
Out of 1425 RTOs, 1215 were integrated within the system.

In Nagaland, the Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) in Kohima and 7 out of 8 District Transport Offices (DTOs) are integrated within the system.

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