Sale of Navratri vehicles in Pune doubled from last year

Many Punekars returned home with new vehicles during Navratri and Dussehra festival. Vehicle registration nearly doubled from a year earlier during the festive season, officials from the Pune Regional Transport Office (RTO) said.

According to Pune RTO data, a total of 9,665 vehicles were registered between September 26 and October 5 this year. During this period, the highest number of vehicles registered were two-wheelers at 5,914, followed by four-wheelers at 2,984. Compared to last year, a total of 4,330 new vehicles were registered during Navratri.

“Compared to last year, vehicle registrations have doubled this year and more registrations were for cars and motorbikes. People are traveling more now after the pandemic, restrictions have eased and there is a demand for vehicles across the segment,” said Sanjeev Bhor, Deputy Regional Transport Officer.

Mandar Badale who bought a new car on the auspicious day of Dussehra said, “I had booked an electric car and was supposed to be delivered before Navratri but waited for Dussehra. There was a big crowd at the showroom.

Ramesh Joshi, manager of a two-wheeler showroom in the city, said: “Before the Navratri festival started, there were heavy bookings in our showroom and everyone wanted delivery during these nine days of festival. Maximum deliveries were expected on Dussehra and in our showroom we delivered over 100 bikes in a single day.