The Transport Department on Saturday earned a record amount of Rs. 5.90 lakh through auction for a vehicle registration number AP09 BY 9999. This excludes the bidding application fee of Rs. 50,000.
The fancy number was bagged by Hetero Drugs Limited chairman for his new Mercedes Benz B 221.
This is the first time a registration number with a series of 9999 bagging Rs. 5.90 lakh, said Deputy Transport Commissioner G. Mamatha Prasad. This apart, AP09 BZ 7 bagged Rs. 1.70 lakh through auction. There were seven bidders for the number and eventually it was bagged by Gayathri Private Limited company. Likewise, AP09BZ 5 fetched Rs. 1.25 lakh and four applicants desired for the number. The department earned Rs. 14.5 lakh through auction of different fancy registration numbers, she added.