Cuttack: Due to corona pandemic the revenue collection by the transport department from April to October was much below the collection figures of the previous year. However, the trend has been reversed from November with a positive upward trend. The transport revenue grew at 3% in November and at 8% in December, informed the State Transport Authority (STA), Odisha.
157 Cr MV revenue has been collected in December 2020 comparing to 146 Cr in December 2019. Similarly, 149 Cr has been collected in Nov 2020 comparing to 145 Cr in 2019. The progressive collection for the first nine months of this fiscal comes to 973 Cr against 1295 Cr collected in corresponding nine months of 2018-19, which is still 25 per cent less.
During the nine months from April to December, 615 Cr has been collected from MV taxes, 113 Cr from fees, 21 Cr from enforcement (e-challans) and the rest from share from national permits and other miscellaneous heads.
The State has recorded vehicle sales of 6.01 lakh in 2020 comparing to 8.25 lakhs sold in 2019. The vehicle sales has picked in October with sale of 72 thousand vehicles in October, 69 thousand in November, 54 thousand in December.