Regional Transport Authority will act as Registering Authority

Government of West Bengal
Transport Department
Paribahan Bhaban
12, R. N. Mukherjee Road, Kolkata – 700 001

No. 3400-WT/3M-16/2011 Dated: 14/08/2014


Whereas as by the Gazette Notification No 49 dated 01/10/2007, the Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India has enacted The Carriage By Road Act, 2007 (No. 41 of 2007) providing for the regulation of ‘Common Carriers’, as defined under section 2 (a) of the said Act; and

Whereas, Sub-Section (j) of Section 2 of the said Act states that “registering authority means a State Transport Authority or a Regional Transport Authority constituted under section 68 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988”; and

Whereas, the Carriage by Road Act, 2007 came into effect from 01/03/2011, and Whereas, subsequent rules were framed as Carriage by Road Rules, 2011 and notified on 28/02/2011 vide no GSR 176(E) by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India.

Now, therefore, the Governor is pleased to direct that all Regional Transport Authorities in West Bengal will act as Registering Authority for the purpose of the Carriage by Road Act, 2007.

This shall take immediate effect.

By order of the Governor

Joint Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. 3400-WT dated 14.08.2014