SRINAGAR: The first vanity number of the series JK-21C-0001 was auctioned by ARTO Samba, Jammu for Rs 1, 30, 400, as the authority started allotment of the new series on Saturday.
“Two bidders participated in the bid process and the highest bid was made for Rs 1 lakh for this number; the 2nd highest bid closed at Rs 0.90 lakh,” an official handout issued here said.
It said the amount was in addition to Rs 30,400 deposited already by the applicant for the registration fee, token tax, late fee and basic vanity fee
“The total amount paid by the applicant for JK-21C -0001 number was about Rs 1.30 lakh,” it said.
ARTO Samba Kuldeep Singh said in the statement that any individual can apply for any vanity number of his choice and the highest bidder will get the vanity number as per choice.