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Get your smart card licence, RCs via post

Soon the citizens of Millennium City would have smart card-based driving licences and vehicle registration certificates. Not just this, Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda promised 30-minute processing time for applicants while announcing the new services.

delhi Updated: Jun 02, 2010 01:06 IST
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Soon the citizens of Millennium City would have smart card-based driving licences and vehicle registration certificates. Not just this, Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda promised 30-minute processing time for applicants while announcing the new services.

In the promised system, the DLs and VRCs, as they are popularly called, would be mailed to the applicants through speed post. Haryana government has tied up with Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System Ltd. — a company that has provided 7.28 lakh smart card-based DLs in Delhi — for this new service.

Officials at the transport commissioner office said the new service would ensure transparency, eliminate malpractices and middlemen and would help streamline the process. The new system would also prevent issue of duplicate and fraudulent licences, they said.

Every year, about 30,000 DLs and 45,000 VRCs are issued in Gurgaon through a tedious, manual process. Applicants, who cannot afford to wait in long queues at the registration authority office, rely on touts and brokers who charge hefty amounts for their services.

The smart card-based DLs and VRCs will have digital photograph, fingerprint impression and signature of the applicant. Transport office personnel claimed the process would be so streamlined that citizens would get their learner’s licence in just 30 minutes.

"The automated system would have defined workflow and computerised test that will eliminate the chances of any involvement of touts. The applicants would be given stipulated time to appear for the interview and the whole exercise would be completed within 30 minutes," an official said.