India taxi and rickshaw permit
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How to obtain a taxi or rickshaw permit to drive in India.
A permit is a document issued by the transport authority to the vehicle driver, specifying the area in which he is allowed to ply his vehicle and authorising him to use it for public transport. To obtain a permit from the RTO, an application has to be made through a form titled Form P.Co.P.A under rule 70(1) for the issue of a permit, along with which a fee of Rs 50 is to be paid. The documents required for this procedure are ration card, registration certificate, tax certificate and insurance clearance.
The permit has to be renewed after the expiry of the period mentioned in the permit itself for which the fee is Rs 25 and the previously mentioned documents have to be submitted. Extending the validity License & Livelihood of the old permit itself does the renewal. But among the auto rickshaw drivers interviewed, none had got their permits renewed, and did so only when they had to change their area of operation.