Car Registration Charges in India – RTO Charges for New Car – Road Tax Slabs 2021
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Car Registration Charges in India – RTO Charges for New Cars – Road Tax Slabs in 2022

In January this year, the RTO introduced a few changes to their department that will be implemented from the 1st of April, 2022. There were also a couple of new rules and regulations that have to be followed by car owners/drivers and other vehicles on the road. One of the biggest revisions made was the charges for registering an imported vehicle in the country. The new fees will stand at Rs. 2,500 while the renewal of the registration will stand at Rs. 10,000. The upcoming changes also state that the registration fees for two-wheelers will be increased by Rs. 300 while the fees for four-wheelers and auto rickshaws will be increased by Rs. 600. If the application for renewal of a vehicle is delayed, a fine of Rs. 300 and Rs. 500 will be levied for two-wheelers and four-wheelers respectively.

However, the changes are yet to be implemented and as of now, the RTO charges stand as follows:

New Car Registration Charges

TYPE OF CHARGEAMOUNT
Registration ChargesRs. 600 – For all cars
Hypothecation ChargesRs. 1,500 – If the car is purchased on a loan
Number Plate ChargesRs. 230 – 400 – Same for HSRP Number Plate
Parking Fee/State Development ChargesRs. 2,000 – MCD Parking Fees for cars under Rs. 4 Lakh Rs. 4,000 – MCD Parking Fees for cars above Rs. 4 Lakh (Only some states impose this charge)
Temporary Registration ChargesRs. 1,500 – 2,500 – Temporary Registration for up to 1 month
Road Tax ChargesEvery State has their own Road Tax amount
FasTag ChargesRs. 500 – 600 FasTag fees payable on purchase of the vehicle

Registration Charges or Road Tax on Buying a Car in 2022

Calculated on the ex-showroom prices, the following are the Registration Charges and Road Tax for different states and cities in India:

CAR REGISTRATION ROAD TAX SLABS – 2022

STATE/CITYROAD TAX FOR NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS IN 2022
Delhi – Individual RegistrationCars priced up to Rs. 6.0 Lakh: Petrol – 4%, Diesel – 5% Cars priced between Rs. 6.0 – 10.0 Lakh: Petrol – 7%, Diesel – 8.75% Cars priced above Rs. 10.0 Lakh: Petrol – 10.0%, Diesel – 12.5% Electric Cars of any value – Zero Road Tax MCD Parking Fees – Rs. 2,000 for cars priced under Rs. 4.0 Lakh, Rs. 4,000 for cars priced above Rs. 4.0 Lakh
Delhi – Company Registration (Partnership, Proprietorship, Ltd, Pvt. Ltd)Cars priced up to Rs. 6.0 Lakh: Petrol – 5%, Diesel – 6.25% Cars priced between Rs. 6.0 – 10.0 Lakh: Petrol – 8.75%, Diesel – 10.94% Cars priced above Rs. 10.0 Lakh: Petrol – 12.5%, Diesel – 15.625% + MCD Parking Fees of Rs. 2,000 and Rs. 4,000 for under Rs. 4 Lakh and above Rs. 4 Lakh respectively Electric Cars of any value – Zero Road Tax
Uttar Pradesh (U.P) (Agra, Noida, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Kanpur etc.)Cars priced under Rs. 10.0 Lakh: 8% Cars priced above Rs. 10.0 Lakh: 10% Rs. 1,500: Additional Temporary Charges Used Cars under 15-years: Green Tax on registration renewal + Smart Card
Haryana (Gurgaon, Faridabad etc.)Cars priced up to Rs. 6.0 Lakh: 5% Cars priced between Rs. 6.0 – 20.0 Lakh: 8% Cars priced above Rs. 20.0 Lakh: 10% 20% Rebate in Road Tax for CNG Cars
Maharashtra (Pune, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, etc.)Cars priced under Rs. 10.0 Lakh: CNG – 7%, Petrol – 11%, Diesel – 13% Cars priced between Rs. 10.0 – 20.0 Lakh: Petrol – 12%, Diesel – 14% Cars priced above Rs. 20.0 Lakh: Petrol – 13%, Diesel – 15% If car is purchased under Company Name, Road Tax is above 20%
Andhra Pradesh, Telangana (Hyderabad, Vijayawada etc.)Cars priced under Rs. 10.0 Lakh: 12% Cars priced above Rs. 10.0 Lakh: 14% Additional – If second car is purchased under the same buyer’s name and is registered in Andhra Pradesh, 2% Road Tax
Kerala (hike of 2% from May, 2020 for vehicles up to Rs. 15.0 Lakh) (Calicut, Trivandrum, Cochin, Thrissur etc.)Cars priced under Rs. 5.0 Lakh: 9% Cars priced between Rs. 5.0 – 10.0 Lakh: 11% Cars priced above Rs. 10.0 Lakh, but under Rs. 15.0 Lakh: 13% Cars priced above Rs. 15.0 Lakh, but under Rs. 20.0 Lakh: 16% Cars priced above Rs. 20.0 Lakh: 21% Electric Vehicle: 5% Fixed Road Tax
Karnataka (Mysore, Bangalore)Cars priced under Rs. 5.0 Lakh: 13% Cars priced between Rs. 5.0 – 10.0 Lakh: 14% Cars priced between Rs. 10.0 – 20.0 Lakh: 17% Cars priced above 20.0 Lakh: 18% Additional: Infra Cess and Road Tax Cess calculated at 11% of Calculated Road Tax
Odisha (Bhubhaneshwar)Cars priced under Rs. 5.0 Lakh: 6% Cars priced between Rs. 5.0 – 10.0 Lakh: 8% Cars priced above Rs. 10.0 Lakh: 10%
Tamil Nadu (Madurai, Chennai, Coimbatore)Cars priced under Rs. 10.0 Lakh: 10% Cars priced above Rs. 10.0 Lakh: 15%
West Bengal (Kolkata) One Time Tax for 5 Years – whichever is higher   West Bengal (Kolkata) LifeTime Tax valid for 15 years – whichever is higher5.5% or Rs. 17,500 for 800cc Cars 5.5% or Rs. 25,000 for cars between 800cc – 1490cc 5.5% or Rs. 35,000 for Cars between 1490cc – 1999cc 5.5% or Rs. 45,000 for Cars higher than 2000cc   10% or Rs. 40,000 for 800 cc Cars 10% or Rs. 55,000 for Cars between 800cc – 1490cc 10% or Rs. 80,000 for Cars between 1490cc – 1999cc 10% or Rs. 1.0 Lakh for Cars higher than 2000cc
ChandigarhCars priced under Rs. 20.0 Lakh: 6% (Price before GST + Cess) Cars priced above Rs. 20.0 Lakh: 8% (Price before GST + Cess) 0% Road Tax for anyone buying a car with a disability or buying a car for an NGO or Social Welfare Group that is registered with the Social Welfare Department
PunjabCars priced under Rs. 20.0 Lakh: 9% (Price before GST + Cess) Cars priced above Rs. 20.0 Lakh: 11% (Price before GST + Cess)
Gujarat (Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat etc.)For Individual purchases: 6% For Company purchases: 12% Road Tax for CKD (Completely Knocked Down) Imported Cars: Double the rate for CBU (Completely Built Up) Cars Additional Municipality Tax Additional 5% VAT Duty when purchasing SUB and Luxury cars under Company Name
Rajasthan (Jaipur, Bikaner, Alwar, Ajmer etc.)CNG and Petrol Cars: Under 800cc – 6%, Engine under 800cc and under 1,200cc – 9%, Others – 10% Diesel Cars: Engine under 800cc and under 1,200cc – 11%, Others – 12% Added Surcharge: 12.5% of Payable Road Tax Added Green Tax: Engines under 1.5L – Rs. 2,500, Engines above 1.5L but under 2.0L – Rs. 2,500, Engines above 2.0L – Rs. 5,000 Cars with above 2.0L engines and more than 5 seats – Rs. 2,500 Added Green Tax
Bihar (Gaya, Patna, etc.)Cars priced under Rs. 8.0 Lakh: 9% Cars priced between Rs. 8.0 – 15.0 Lakh: 10% Cars priced above Rs. 15.0 Lakh: 12%
JharkhandCars priced under Rs. 15.0 Lakh: 6% before GST Cars priced above Rs. 15.0 Lakh: 9% before GST Additional 3% Tax when purchasing second car in the same name
Uttarakhand (revised from January 2020) (Rishikesh, Dehradun)Cars priced up to Rs. 5.0 Lakh: 8% Cars priced between 5.0 – 10.0 Lakh: 9% Cars priced above 10.0 Lakh: 10% Added Green Tax: Petrol – Rs. 1,500, Diesel – Rs. 3,000, CNG – No Tax
Himachal Pradesh (Solan, Shimla)Cars priced under 1,000cc: 2.5% Cars priced above 1,000cc: 3%
Pondicherry (Puducherry)Cars priced under Rs. 5.0 Lakh: Minimum Rs. 8,000 Cars priced between 5.0 – 8.0 Lakh: Rs. 11,000 Cars priced between Rs. 8.0 – 15.0 Lakh: Rs. 15,000 Cars priced between Rs. 15.0 – 20.0 Lakh: Rs. 60,000 Cars priced between Rs. 20.0 – 30.0 Lakh: Rs. 1.01 Lakh Cars priced above Rs. 30.0 Lakh: Rs. 1.25 Lakh
Madhya Pradesh – MP (Gwalior, Indore, etc.)Cars priced under Rs. 10.0 Lakh: Electric – 4%. Petrol/CNG – 8%, Diesel – 10% Cars priced above Rs. 10.0 Lakh but under Rs. 20.0 Lakh: Electric – 4%, Petrol – 10%, Diesel – 12% Cars priced above Rs. 20.0 Lakh: Electric – 4%, Petrol – 14%, Diesel – 16%
Jammu and KashmirFlat 9% on all cars (from September 2020)
AssamCars priced up to Rs. 4.0 Lakh: 5% Cars priced between Rs. 4.01 – 6.00 Lakh: 6% Cars priced between Rs. 6.01 – 12.0 Lakh: 7% Cars priced between Rs. 12.01 – 15.0 Lakh: 7.5% Cars priced between Rs. 15.01 – 20.0 Lakh: 9% Cars priced above Rs. 20.0 Lakh: 12%
GoaCars priced under Rs. 6.0 Lakh: 9% Cars priced between Rs. 6.0 – 9.99 Lakh: 11% Cars priced above Rs. 10.0 Lakh: 12% Additional Cess Tax: Cars priced between Rs. 10.0 – 20.0 Lakh – Rs. 12,000. Cars priced between Rs. 20.0 – 40.0 Lakh – Rs. 40,000. Cars priced between Rs. 40.0 – 60.0 Lakh – Rs. 75,000. Cars priced above Rs. 60.0 Lakh – Rs. 1.0 Lakh

Documents Required When Registering a New Car in India in 2022

Any new car, after it is purchased but before it leaves the dealership, has to be registered with the RTO. Usually the dealership takes care of all the formalities in the process which include filling up of forms and submitting them with some documents. The documents required for registering a vehicle with the RTO are listed below:

  • Address Proof: Election Card, Aadhar Card, Electricity Bill, Water Bill, Passport, 6-month Bank Statement
  • Photo ID Proof: PAN Card, Passport, Driving Licence

Without these above-mentioned documents, the registration will be considered invalid or incomplete.

As mentioned above, the RTO also introduced some new driving rules for the country. Here is what you need to know:

  • As per the metric system, the speedometer on any vehicle must display the kilometer per hour (km/h).
  • An imported car must have a right-hand-drive.
  • Imported cars should not have been used or leased in any other country before being imported into the country.
  • An imported car should not be older than 3 years.
  • Once a vehicle is imported, a temporary registration number will be provided. A permanent registration number will be provided 7 days after the temporary one has been issued.

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