About US

An efficient and vibrant Road Transport System in a state is the most essential ingredient for the long-term socio-economic and cultural prosperities. It has direct bearing on the quality of the live of the people. With enormous implications embodied, the efficacies of road transport system are inextricably linked with the types and extent of regulatory, management and administrative setup in the State.

The Transport Department functions under the provisions of Section 213 of Motor Vehicle Act, 1988. It is one of the major department of the state. It is functioning in the State through its unit Offices i.e., Office of The Joint Transport Commissioner, Offices of District Transport Officer along with one Checkpost at Churaibari.

The primary thrust areas of the Transport Department are enforcement of Motor Vehicles Act and Rules and collection of Tax. Road Transport is no more the domain of public sector. Private sector has emerged as a strong force in providing efficient transport facilities throughout the Nation.

The Department is mainly responsible for regulation of the use of Motor Vehicles in the State and collection of Tax on Motor Vehicles, Road Safety, Control of Air and Noise pollution in accordance with the provisions of the following Acts and Rules:

  1. The Motor Vehicles Act 1988 (Central Act 59 of 1988)
  2. Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989
  3. The Tripura Motor Vehicles Rules, 1991
  4. The Tripura Motor Vehicles Taxation Act, 1972

The Transport Department is mainly involved in the task of the following functions and duties :

  1. Registration of Motor Vehicle
  2. Issue of Driving and Conductor Licenses
  3. Issue of Permits for Goods and Passenger Vehicles
  4. Collection of Motor Vehicle Taxes
  5. Enforcement of Motor Vehicle Acts and Rules
  6. Road Safety Measures
  7. Vehicular Pollution Control Measures

Our Objectives:

  • Maintain and improve the skill management for the department personnel.
  • Ensure transparency in the day-to-day management and administration.
  • Enhance the scope of additional resource mobilization in road transport sector.
  • Provide a road user friendly transport administration in the State.
  • Protect the public interest by making their mobility safe and comfortable on road.
  • Expedite the process of modernization for a more efficient, vibrant and productive road transport management system in the State.