Moving car from delhi... Need help

#1 Oct 28th, 2011, 08:03
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Hey,
I am planning to move my car from delhi to chennai. I don't know what all things I have to take care of, but I have a query in mind

I have been told that if you take your car to Maharashtra, you have to change the number the car from DL to MH. Do we have to do the same for the case of Tamil nadu as wel?

If there's anything else I am missing on, pls. Let me know

Thanks
#2 Oct 28th, 2011, 08:11
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All States allow a certain time period (a year??) to shift registration. When you do so, you get new number plates. Similar will apply in Chennai.

It is a convoluted process that will involve your getting a No Objection Certificate from the Delhi RTO preferably before you leave, based on which you will get your Chennai registration and number.

There is also the question of road tax. Many States charge lifetime (vs annual) tax these days. If you have paid in Delhi, you may have to repay in Chennai too- I am unsure whether one can be offset against the other; I have sometimes been told it can.

Some people do not bother with transferring registration, but it is not strictly legal, and one is usually pulled up by the roadside cops more frequently if with out of State registration plates. They may well make problems after a year or so, unless you claim you just drove in.

If going for a short while, I would not bother. If going for longer, I would find out registration/tax costs, consider selling my car in Delhi and buying another one in Chennai- even if the costs of transferring registration are low, the hassle may be considerable, unless one pays an agent.
#3 Oct 28th, 2011, 08:40
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Thanks for clearing things.

Do we have sime legal document saying when we drove into another state. Just wondering how would they ever come to know that it's already been 1 year. But yes, that's true, about more tax and everything for out of state reg number

I don't really know I would be staying in chennai for 1 or more. Depends on other's decisio. Than mine.
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There is no documentary proof, though one could always save toll receipts and such- or even gas station bills to show that you had recently entered. Later, I am sure they could find out if they wanted to if you have been in Chennai long term.

If it is not a hassle getting a NOC in Delhi, perhaps you should get one and decide later, in Chennai. Unless you have somebody in Delhi who will arrange it for you later, of course.

That one year is an educated guess of mine. Maybe you should look up the Chennai RTO site for more

http://rto-west-chennai.com/
#5 Oct 28th, 2011, 12:42
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Dont bring any vehicle in chennai its useless i am driving my MH vehicle in chennai since aug 2009 and till date its not transferred to TN registration have NOC everything hopefully it will be done this month i hope so ..

if you are really not going to stay in Chennai for more than one year not worth bringing the vehicle , for two wheelers inspite of having all docs you have to pay police around 100 rs so for cars obviously you will be ripped off also two wheller i can drive into lanes and see where police is troubling / checking and avoid those roads in cars its not possible , believe it or not in a signal once i was wearing helmet etc all stuff and many people were not wearing helmet , still policeman choose to catch me since i drive MH vehicle, for this only they do checking etc stuffs and if you dont know language means too great give 500 rs,, so take my advice and dont bring any vehicle here,
Ravi ....
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I am driving a non-TN bike for a long time now.

Firstly, you do need private vehicle in the city otherwise people here will fleece the last paisa out of you.

Secondly, do not bother about changing number. True the cops will catch you and it's not strictly legitimate but cops rarely stop cars. Usually, its us bikers who are at receiving end.
Even if they stop you once in a blue moon its a matter of 100 bucks much better than bribing a greasy agent for speeding up the process at local RTOs (Both at Delhi and here) at least for me.

FYI: No. changing process as far as I know. Get NOC from the home state. Submit NOC to the other place. Get number.

Finally, if I were you I would be more worried about the transportation of the car rather than this. I got my bike moved through a Packers and Movers. Got my bike 3 days late, driven 150kms and without the helmet.
#7 Oct 28th, 2011, 20:54
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One more thing you may want to consider is if you come back to Delhi, they will not re-register your vehicle in Delhi. I got mine changed from Del to Mah and now back in delhi with a mah number for life.
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Thanks for inputs.

Considering all the situations, I am not sure I would be in Chennai for 1 year or less.

@rajat wow, i never knew that. It was sure that if I bring the car here, I would have to move it back someday.

Anyway, bikes are really unsafe in chennai. I have seen it myself, before coming down here, I thought Bikers were unsafe in delhi, but seeing on the road safety at Chennai for bikers, its unbelieveable.

Anyway, I am considering another option to buy a second hand vehicle in Chennai itself and later, see what to do with it when my term finishes in Chennai.

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