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Guide to vehicle insurance in Telangana

[] In this article, we focus on vehicle insurance in Telanagana including important documents needed for registartiona and how to register for it.

The Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 governs the operations of the Telangana Transport Department.  Implementation and enforcement of the state’s motor vehicle taxation act and motor vehicle act is a primary responsibility of this agency. Registration Certificate (RC), Driver’s Licence, and Fitness Permit to Transport Vehicle are all within the authority of the Telangana Transport Department. Additionally, it aims to improve road safety, reduce carbon emissions, and guarantee that all citizens adhere to traffic laws.

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The Motor Vehicles Act of 1988 makes it very clear that no vehicle owner shall drive or permit any person to operate an automobile in any public setting in the nation without a legitimate vehicle registration certificate. This prohibition applies to both the driver and the passenger/s of the automobile. Additionally, the vehicle’s registration mark needs to be publicly placed on both the front and the back of the automobile. To violate the law is to commit an offence that may lead to legal consequences.

Is motorcycle insurance mandatory in Telangana?

The Indian Motor Vehicle Act, section 146 specifies that the legally required minimum level of automobile insurance must consist of third-party general liability. This requirement is in place to ensure that the driver’s vehicle features some level of financial protection in the event that an accident occurs. It is required that people get insurance for their automobiles regardless of whether they use them for private, recreational, or leisure purposes or for business-related activities. The certificate of insurance for the vehicle is to be kept by the vehicle driver at all times, and if questioned by a law enforcement officer, they must be able to present it.

The insured is protected against legal and financial obligations that may emerge as a consequence of the insured’s actions, such as the death of a third party, damage to a private entity, or harm to a third party’s possessions. This protection comes in the form of an insurance contract called third-party liability coverage. Owing to its limited benefits, it is suggested that you choose a thorough two-wheeler insurance cover instead. This type of policy provides a higher level of protection and offers benefits for a wide range of occurrences that end up causing damage or injury to you or your vehicle. In addition, this type of policy is more affordable.

TS Transport and Vehicle Registration in Telangana: Documents needed

In Telangana, the owner of a two-wheeler must file an application with the registering authorities in order for the vehicle to be given a permanent registration. The following items constitute the necessary documentation for the aforementioned process:

  • Form 21 sales certificate photocopy
  • Certificate of roadworthiness
  • Insurance documentation
  • PUC (Pollution Under Control) certification
  • Address identification
  • Original purchase price certificate
  • Document of customs procedures for imported vehicles

The owner of the vehicle is responsible for paying both the excise duty and the registration payments in their own right.

Registration process

According to the Motor Vehicles Act, it is illegal for any individual to operate a vehicle that has not been properly registered in a public setting. In accordance with the Act, if you break the regulation, you might be subject to fines.

Process of Provisional TS Vehicle registration

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In accordance with the Central Motor Vehicle Regulations, 1989, an individual who wishes to provisionally register a vehicle is required to submit an application using Form 20. The document has to be filled out, marked with the word “Temporary,” and then sent to the dealer of the new vehicle or the Regulatory Authority. Unless the vehicle is being used for transportation, the information requested in forms 23 through 32 must be entered.

Extending provisional registration

Provisional registration is only valid for a certain amount of time. However, in order to prolong its validity, an application must be submitted to the entity in charge of registering it. The list of required documents is as follows:

  • Certified Sales Licence copy from relevant Authorities on Form 21 (For ex-military vehicles only)
  • Customs Clearance Document ( for Imported Vehicles)
  • Payment required for provisional registration of the vehicle or extension of its validity
  • Due to payment of taxes
  • Scanned copy of Sales credential
  • Certificate of roadworthiness from the auto manufacturer
  • Insurance certificate copy
  • Pollution Control Certificate (PUC) 
  • Address evidence 
  • STA design approval copy 

Permanent Vehicle Registration in Telangana

In order to get a lifelong certificate of registration for a two-wheeler or vehicle, an application in Form 20 must be submitted to the Registration Office. The form must be filed no later than seven days following the date on which the vehicle is provided by the dealer or manufacturer. 

The list of required documents includes the following:

  • Certified Sales Licence copy from relevant Authorities on Form 21 (For ex-military vehicles only)
  • Customs Clearance Document ( for Imported Vehicles)
  • Scanned copy of Sales credential
  • Certificate of roadworthiness from the auto manufacturer
  • Insurance certificate copy
  • Pollution Control Certificate (PUC) 
  • Address evidence 
  • STA design approval copy 

Payment required for provisional registration of the vehicle or extension of its validity and the due payment of taxes is also necessary.

Motorcycle Registration Certificate: Validity and renewal 

After the first date of incorporation, a registration for a two-wheeler is considered to be valid for a period of 15 years. When this time frame has passed, a vehicle’s registration certificate has to be updated with the same registration office that it is now registered with. A vehicle’s owner is required to bring the vehicle in for a roadworthiness check at the RTO or DTO before they may renew their registration certificate.

A renewed registration certificate will be issued by the registering authority after all of the vehicle’s documentation has been checked and the vehicle has been inspected. Following the first renewal of the RC, further renewals are required every 5 years using the same procedure. In addition to this, one must bear in mind that the application for RC renewal must be submitted within the preceding 60 days after the initial RC of the vehicle’s expiration date.

Duplicate registration certificate

If your original Registration Certificate (RC) has been lost, damaged, or misplaced, you may submit a request for a replacement copy using Form 26. The application form also has to include the financier’s signature on it if the vehicle is being paid for by a financial institution or agency. It is mandatory to fill out the form and hand it over to the registration authorities with the Police report FIR and Certificate of Pollution Control (PUC).

Change of address

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In the event that you desire to register a modification in the residence address shown in the RC, the proprietor of the vehicle is required to submit an application in Form 33 to the RTO.  It is mandatory to fill out the form and hand it over to the registration authorities with the Registration Certificate (RC) and New Address Verification proof.

Process to be followed if vehicle taken outside Telangana

For a maximum of one year, a vehicle licensed in one state may be operated in another state. In order to utilise a vehicle registered in another jurisdiction, the owner must first get a NOC from the registration authority in the area where the vehicle is presently registered and then request for re-registration in that jurisdiction. Both of these steps must be completed before the vehicle can be used.

New registration mark for out-of-state vehicles

According to Section 47 of the Motor Vehicles Act, if a vehicle is moved to a different state, it must be re-registered in that state. Form 27 must be submitted together with a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the prior RTO.

One year is the maximum length of time during which a vehicle may be driven in another state without having to re-register it. The following is a list of the papers that are necessary for the application:

  • Certificate of Registration for the Vehicle
  • Residence Documentation by the applicant
  • Certificate of No Objection (NOC) from prior RTO.
  • Certificate of insurance for the vehicle
  • Pollution Control Document
  • Tax Settlement 

How do I request a VIP registration mark in Telangana?

In Telangana, if you want to request a VIP licence mark, you may do so by submitting the application form in Form RRMA to the relevant RTO or DTO. A public auction is used to distribute VIP registration marks in the state as a result of the growing number of people who want to register for fancy numbers. Each prospective registrant is given an equal opportunity to win the auction.

A catalogue of the available VIP registration numbers will be presented at the headquarters of the Telangana Transport Department a few days before the bidding. Applicants are needed to enrol themselves for the bidding process by submitting the entry fee (in the form of a Demand Draft) for such exact number they desire to bid on. The candidate who makes the highest offer is the one who ultimately receives the registration number. 

On the official website of the Telangana Transport department, you may find further details on the reservation of luxury vehicle numbers in the state of Telangana.

No objection certificate

It is possible to submit a request for a No Objection Certificate (NOC) using Form 28 (in three copies) to the RTO or Registration Authority in the location where the vehicle is presently registered. In addition to the application, please provide the following reference documents:

  • Certificate of Registration (RC) of the automobile
  • Certificate of Insurance for the automobile
  • Compensation of Motor Vehicle Tax Acknowledgement
  • Pollution control certificate 

Locations served by TSRTO and RTO Code  

Locations Served by TSRTO RTO CODE
Adilabad district TS-01
Karimnagar district TS-02
Warangal Urban district TS-03
Khammam district TS-04
Nalgonda district TS-05
Mahbubnagar district TS-06
Ranga Reddy TS-07
Medchal-Malkajgiri District TS-08
Hyderabad Central TS-09
Hyderabad North TS-10
Hyderabad East TS-11
Hyderabad South TS-12
Hyderabad West TS-13
Reserved for Hyderabad TS-14
Sangareddy district TS-15
Nizamabad district TS-16
Kamareddy district TS-17
Nirmal district TS-18
Mancherial district TS-19
Komaram Bheem Asifabad district TS-20
Jagtial district TS-21
Peddapalli district TS-22
Sircilla district TS-23
Warangal (rural) district TS-24
Jayashankar Bhupalpally district TS-25
Mahabubabad district TS-26
Jangaon district TS-27
Bhadradri Kothagudem district TS-28
Suryapet district TS-29
Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district TS-30
Nagarkurnool district TS-31
Wanaparthy district TS-32
Jogulamba Gadwal district TS-33
Vikarabad district TS-34
Medak district TS-35
Siddipet district TS-36


What are the requirements for obtaining a licence to operate a motorcycle in Telangana?

In India, the applicant must be at least 16 years old in order to submit a request for a learning licence. When applying for a learning licence, the applicant is expected to provide proof that they have received permission from their parents. In India, possessing the same permits an individual to ride a two-wheeler that does not have a gearbox. In India, the applicant must be at least 18 years old in order to submit a driving licence application for a gear-powered two or four-wheeler.

Where can I get the paperwork for the Telangana automobile registration process?

Any and all application forms that are required for the registration of vehicles in Telangana, as well as for any of the other transportation-related services that are provided by the Telangana Transport Department, can be downloaded from the official website or obtained from any RTO or DTO in the state.

How can I contact Telangana Transport customer service with questions?

The official website of the Telangana Transport Department has the contact information for the DTOs and RTOs in the state.

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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