This is common practice in Kannur(Kerala) too. When i got my car delivered, I was told that they will be off loading the truck at Calicut and then drive car to Kannur by road (90km approx). The problem they mentioned was they don't have enough parking space in Kannur. I raised problem that whether I will have option to reject the car during PD, after it is driven for 100KM, I was told that the Odo can be disconnected and that is how they normally do. I was shocked to hear the dealer openly telling that they will disconnect ODO and drive it.