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Maharashtra: Vehicle Registrations In July 2021, Greater Than The Month’s Last Four Years Figure

In addition to this, the numbers for August as well, were larger, compared to the past, excluding 2018.

Maharashtra: Vehicle Registrations In July 2021, Greater Than The Month’s Last Four Years Figure
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In Maharashtra, vehicle registrations in July 2021 were greater in contrast to the month, in the last four years. In addition to this, the numbers for August as well, were larger, compared to the past, excluding 2018, highlighted data from the transport department, elucidated a report from the Times of India. Professionals are of the opinion that this is an indication of not just economic recovery, but also the large use of personal motors during the covid-19 pandemic.

Satej Patil, Minister of State (Transport) elaborated that the rise in vehicle registration symbolizes a boost for the automobile sector in the state, with the banking sector as well with many choosing loans for vehicles. The minister also added that during 2020, the first year of coronavirus, many faced issues in commuting, therefore, after the lockdown they decided to buy bikes or cars. Some think that commuting in personal motors such as scooters, bikes are the foremost medium of social distancing, he said.

Statistics reveal that in July 2021, 2,06,196 vehicle registrations were collectively undertaken at 50 RTOs throughout the state. This number was 105% greater bike, car and other motor registrations when compared to July 2020. In July 2021, registrations were 25% larger than in July 2019. An official, according to the narrative stated that these numbers are 5% and 9% greater than in 2018 and 2017, respectively.

In August 2021 in Maharashtra, the number of vehicles registered was 47%, 14% and 5% larger than in the month in 2020, 2019 and 2017.

In Mumbai, on the other hand, vehicle registrations this July were 104% and 14% more than in the same month in 2020 and 2019, respectively. In August 2021, however, registrations were 12% lower than those in 2019.

Almost 55% of the total registrations were for two-wheelers. Professionals believe that these offer mobility, and quicker manoeuvre through traffic jams. An official, based on the report stated that major owners are college students and women. 

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