Different road taxes of two-wheelers in various states.


Different road taxes of two-wheelers in various states.



Whenever we buy a new vehicle and we register it, there are few taxes which we need to pay. One of them is the road tax of the state from where we have purchased the vehicle and it can vary depending upon the state to state upon the respective state government’s criteria. The road tax is applicable on all two-wheelers, four-wheelers, and any other type of vehicle used for commercial or personal purposes. So, today we would be talking in detail about road taxes and why is it important, and the different road taxes for two-wheelers in different states.




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What is Road Tax and why do we need to pay it?


The Road Tax can be understood as a state-level tax, which the government of various states impose at their individual level. Each state has its different rules and regulations for charging the road tax and we need to pay the road tax while doing the registration of the vehicle in most states.




So, the question arises, why do we need to pay the road tax? Well, the primary motive of paying the road tax is to use the roads and to raise the funds collected by the state government, which is used for road projects of the states that benefit everyone – including road work and maintenance.





The national highways are constructed and maintained by the central government, but almost 80% of the roads are maintained by the respective state government in which they lie in, Since all the expenses of these roads are managed by the state government, the road tax is generally paid to the state government.



Most states take the road tax as lumpsum at the time of registering the vehicle for a period of 15 years for petrol private vehicles and a period of 10 years on a diesel private vehicle. Although commercial vehicles need to pay the road tax annually.


How is the road tax charged for a vehicle?



Road in the middle of overpasses, National Highway 8, New Delhi, India


The road tax is charged depending on the following factors:

  • Engine Capacity of the Vehicle
  • Weight of the vehicle
  • Seating capacity of the vehicle
  • Age of the vehicle
  • Fuel type


How do I pay the road tax if it is not collected as a lump sum?


In some states, you need to pay the road tax annually for your vehicle. The road tax can be paid both by online and offline methods. To pay the road tax offline you need to go to your nearest Regional Transport Office (RTO), fill up the road tax form with the details required and deposit it with the amount required.

The road tax can also be filled online by going to the transport department website of the respective state and filling in the required details which are asked and selecting the payment method and then paying the amount.


Site for payment of Road tax:




One can pay the tax annually, quarterly, or half-yearly.


Different road taxes of two-wheelers in various states.




As we have already mentioned that road taxes vary from state to state, we have listed down all the major states with their respective taxes which needs to be paid if you buy a two-wheeler from that particular state,


StateTax on two-wheelers
Uttar Pradesh ·        Vehicle whose weight does not exceed 90.72 kg is ₹ 150.


·        Vehicle whose value ranges from 0.20 lakhs to 0.60 lakhs is 4% of the vehicle’s value.


·        Two-wheelers whose value ranges from 0.60 lakhs to 2.00 lakhs is 6% of the vehicle’s value.



·        Two-wheelers whose value exceeds 2 lakhs is 8% of the vehicle’s value.


·        Less than 90.73 Kg weight: ₹150


·        Vehicle valued up to Rs.20,000:  2% of the vehicle cost.



·        Vehicle valued above Rs.20,000 and up to ₹ 60,000:    4% of the total value of the vehicle.


·        Vehicle valued above Rs.60,000 and up to ₹2 lakhs: 6% of the value of the vehicle.


·        Vehicle valued above Rs.2 lakhs: 8% of the value of vehicle.





Bihar ·         The current road tax stands at 7% of the vehicle cost, at the time of registration
Punjab ·        Motorcycles up to 50cc: 1.5% cost of the vehicle.


·        Motorcycles above 50cc: 3% of the cost of the vehicle




Delhi ·        Motorcycle below 50 cc (Mopeds, Auto Cycles): ₹650


·        Motorcycles & Scooters above 50 cc: ₹ 1,220


·        Motorcycle with sewing trailer: ₹1,525.00 + ₹465.00



Gujarat ·        6% of cost of vehicle 
Jammu & Kashmir·        Scooter: ₹ 2,400


·        Motorcycle: ₹4000


·        Motorcycle with sidecar: ₹4000

(All are one time rate)

Kerala ·        6% of the purchase value
Tamil Nadu ·        Motorcycles between 50 to 75 cc: ₹1500


·        Motorcycles between 75 to 170 cc: ₹2500


·        Motorcycles exceeding 175 cc: ₹3000


Arunachal Pradesh·        Under 100Kg:  ₹2090


·        Between 100Kg and 135 Kg: ₹3090


·        More than 135 Kg: ₹3590


Goa·        Cost up to ₹ 2 lakh: 8% of the cost of the vehicle.


·        Above ₹2 lakh: 12% of the cost of the vehicle.

Madhya Pradesh ·        Weight up to 70 Kgs: ₹18 per quarter.


·        Weight more than 70 KGS, whether used for drawing a trailer or not: ₹28 per quarter.


With this, we would like to end this article here, & we hope we would have helped you understand the importance of road tax and its other important things regarding it. If you feel we have missed out on any crucial point or you feel to express your views regarding road taxes, do let us know in the comments section below.



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