RTO

The unit office Dharmapuri, under the control of RTO Salem was upgraded as RTO Dharmapuri w.e.f. 02.10.1965 and functioning in its own building in the colectorate campus w.e.f. 30.04.1984

Driving Test :

Driving test is being conducted at the driving range of this office and licence is being issued to the persons who pased the driving test.two unit offices at harur and palacode are also functioning under the control of R.T.O Dharmapuri

Vehicular position as on 01.03.2018
Sl. No. Vehicle R.T.O Dharmapuri Unit Office Harur Unit Office Palacode Total
1. Private bus 97 35 22 154
2 Spare bus 93 22 15 130
3. STU route bus 356 0 0 356
4 Spare Bus 38 0 0 38
5 Mini Bus 22 17 15 54
6. Goods vehicle 1350 964 364 2678
7. National permit 1805 1066 587 3458
8. N.C.P 2019 957 307 3283
9. E.I.B. Vehicle 668 563 233 1464
10. P.S.V 5 0 0 5
11. Taxi and Tourist Cab 187 63 18 268
12. All India Tourist Cab 8 0 0 8
13. Maxi cab 305 242 36 583
14. Auto rickshaw 1741 128 280 2149
15 Share auto 50 0 0 50
16. Omni bus 5 1 1 7
17. Transport Vehicle -Total 8753 4060 1879 14692
18. Non – Transport Vehicle -Total 367762 118038 24261 510061
19. Grand total 376515 122098 26140 524753
Details of New Registration Vehicle
Year Non–Transport vehicle Transport vehicle Total
2015-2016 12470 1434 13904
2016-2017 14953 1317 13904
2017-2018 14985 1306 16291
Details of Driving Licence
Year Regional Transport Office, Dharmapuri Unit Office,Harur Unit Office, Palacode Total
2014-2015 5675 7510 2143 15328
2015-2016 5501 6466 1976 15328
2016-2017 6454 7636 2310 30656
2017-2018 Up to 01.03.18 14706 8080 2412 61312

Road safety and Avoiding Road Accidents :

  1. In order to improve the knowledge, and creating awareness among the public on road safety, transport department has introduced a system, which contains. Importance of road signals, signs and its regular usage on roads. Every applicant for l.l.r. Must possess this knowledge and this has been tested by the computer. After passing this test, LLR Will be issued to the applicant.
  2. After testing the applicant knowledge of road signal and signs and its usage of road, then only he will be issued driving licence.
  3. For the past ten years, the transport department celebrating “road safety week” from 1STto7TH january of every year. This contains following programmers.
  4. Fare eye test camps conducted by the eye specialists for drivers
  5. Conducting special procession to create road safety awareness and distributing pamphlets to the public. Carrying out special checks on overload and over speed.
  6. Carrying out combined checks with officials of pollution board against dazzling head lights and against usage of air horns.
  7. Conducting special competition test on road safety at the school / college levels.
  8. Conducting special classes at selected schools / colleges in connection with road safety
Road safety fund sanctioned details
S.No Year Amount
1. 2015-2016 Rs. 1,80,000/-
2. 2016-2017 Rs. 2,00,000/-
3. 2017-2018 Rs. 16,30,000/-

Avoiding Road Accidents :

In order to curb the drunken driving, in 2017 , transport department suspended 456 licence. Similarly in the case of fatal accident, in 2017, 35 licences were suspended. Accident prone zones are identified and proposals for avoiding accidents has been submitted after having consultation with police department and high ways department. Carry out special checks to curb the overload of goods, overload of persons and over speed. This enforcement work reduces number of accidents on the road.