Chandigarh Residents More Fond of SUVs, Report Says Registration of Cars Increasing Every Year

Chandigarh: The city beautiful residents seem to be fond of SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicles) and cars, suggests the report. Recently Registration and Licensing Authority has released statistics and it has shown that there has been an increase in the registration of SUVs every year in Chandigarh. Although it has been not sure, whether the person is the resident of  Chandigarh or by nearby areas.

As the registration of the cars is increasing in the city, roads are also seeing the increase in a number of mishaps. Even Chandigarh Police has also released the figure of road-crashes in the year 2018. Check out more details below.

Registration of SUVs and Cars have gone up in Chandigarh by 2018

Chandigarh RLA has issued a report and it suggests that in the year 2018, the registration of SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicles) and cars in the city has been increasing every year. In 2018, a total of 17,293 cars have been registered. Whereas in the year 2016 and 2017, there were a total of 15,911 and 16,835 numbers of car registration respectively in Chandigarh. Whereas the year 2016 showed the lowest registration of SUVs and cards in the city.

According to the senior officer of RLA, no track has been there that wether these cars are of Chandigarh resident or nearby areas. After 2-wheeler, the number of registration for 4-wheeler has been highest in the city. As per the report, from 2001 to 2108, a total of 6,83,917 vehicles were registered in Chandigarh

Whereas 3-wheeler registration in Chandigarh has fallen down

As the city has reported, increase in the number of registration of 4-wheeler in 2018, there has been a decline in 3-wheeler registration. According to STA report, the registration of 3-wheeler has fallen drastically in the year 2018. In the year 2017, there were a total of 2050 registration of the 3-wheelers. But in 2018, only 139 number of 3-wheelers were registered in the city beautiful Chandigarh.

Whereas according to STA official the main reason in the decline of 3-wheeler registration is that, authority does not allow numbers to go higher than 6000. Another reason is that there has been a ban in the diesel-operated auto-rickshaw in Chandigarh and STA has stopped its registration.


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