Planning to buy a new car in the coming days? Be prepared to get a RTO certificate instead of smart card. Due to expiry of the contract with the Smart card manufacturer company, RTO's all across Maharashtra will be issuing the RC booklet just like old times till the smart card contract is renewed and cards are available. Initially it was though that the contract will be renewed in a months time but looking at the red tape and inordinate delays in the govt tendering process, the expected time period is to go upto 3 to 6 months.:Frustrati The RC will be a computerized sheet and will no longer be Smart. The despatch will be as usual through the Speed Post. So one can expect crumpled, torn certificates to land in the hands to the vehicle owners thanks to the Indian Post. Details of the link as below. http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/repo...-no-smart-card-for-you-just-a-booklet-2039630 http://economictimes.indiatimes.com...-only-paper-receipts/articleshow/45315986.cms Mods - Cont know if this thread belongs to this section, couldnt find any relevant pls. Kindly shift to the relevant section as deemed necessary.