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West Bengal - Apply for Metered Motor Cab Permit

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Apply In-Person

  1. To apply for a Metered Motor Cab Permit in West Bengal the applicant has to approach the RTO office where the permit was obtained. Following link can provide you information related to the list of RTO office : Contacts Link
  2. Link for online application forms : Forms online
  3. Respective application form that can be obtained from RTO
  4. Make sure that all the required documents are in hand.
  5. The applicant should make sure they are eligible for the process
  6. Application forms can be obtained from the appropriate RTO offices that should be completed and presented along with documents and appropriate fees.
  7. Officials would start processing your application.
  8. Important verification for the permit includes Vehicle condition, Meter for fare, Seating arrangements etc.. will be carried by authorities.
  9. After checking the vehicle for its correctness and other appropriate requirements the application will be processed.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Link for online application forms : Forms online
  • Respective application form that can be obtained from RTO
  • Registration Certificate of the vehicle.
  • Fitness Certificate of the vehicle.
  • Proof of payment of tax for the current quarter.
  • Insurance Certificate.
  • Payment of green tax wherever applicable.
  • Passport size photo-2
  • Certificate for the fixed meter
  • Pollution under control certificate
  • Aadhaar Card

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Public Vehicles Department
38, Beltala Road, Kolkata – 700020.
Contacts: +(91)-2474-9263 / 33-24751621 / 24751622.
Fax: 2486-0222

West Bengal State - Transport Department Contacts: Link for contact

List of all RTO Office in West Bengal

Note: There are 18 motor vehicle offices that can be found within the premises of the respective offices of the District Magistrates. There are also 7 sub-divisional motor vehicle offices located in the premises of the offices of the concerned Sub Divisional Officers.

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  • Owner of the vehicle
  • Age of the vehicle is also considered to get the permit


Fees related information can be obtained from the following link : Fees Link


  • Usually permit is valid for 5 years
  • Renewal of permit can be obtained with vehicle fitness certificate and FC as per authorities of concerned RTO.
  • The age of the vehicle also limits the validity

Documents to Use[edit]

Application forms can be obtained from the following link : Application Forms

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

It will take 5 days to get the permit.

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West Bengal - Apply For Metered Motor Cab Permit

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Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.
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Need for the Document[edit]

  • One can apply for this type of permit on the basis of notification from the transport department for inviting application for issue of certain number of permits for the location.
  • Metered Motor Cab Permit is needed for an vehicle operator to carry passengers from one place to another based on the metered amount
  • The metered amount, routes or place of travel and amenities in the vehicle etc,. Will be maintained as per the permit
  • One cannot operate his vehicle without this permit in the allowed route. Owner of the vehicle should apply for this permit in order to ply his vehicle.
  • Metered Motor cab means any motor vehicle constructed or adapted to carry not more than allowed number of passengers, excluding the driver for hire.

Information which might help[edit]

  • An operator with Metered Motor Cab Permit should permit not more than allowed number of passengers excluding driver in his vehicle
  • FC (for clearance) is a process meant for reviewing the condition of the vehicle by the RTO authorities

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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