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Vehicle imports on the rise

Mar 24, 2011 5:27:03 AM - itnnews.lk

A vast increase in the registration of vehicles has been reported in the first two months of this year in comparison to the corresponding last year.

Officials of the Department of Motor Traffic said 39,544 vehicles were registered in January, while 35,666 vehicles were registered last month.

The total number of vehicles registered in January last year was 19,090. In February 24,662 motor vehicles had been registered. The total number of registrations for the entire last year was 359,243. The total number of vehicle registrations for this year is expected to surpass last year’s total registrations.

Officials of the Department of Motor Traffic noted that of the 18 categories of vehicles which come under registration at the Department of Motor Traffic, motorcycles, three-wheelers and motor cars were the highest number registered. In January and February this year a total of 37,506 motorcycles were registered. The number of three wheelers registered was 18,861 three-wheelers while motor cars numbered 9340.