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Gurgaon begins issuing vehicle RCs as smart cards

The RTO has started rolling out smart card RCs from Tuesday after it updated its software to Vahan 4, an integrated software platform for transport departments to automate and digitise its operational procedures.

gurgaon Updated: Jun 27, 2017 23:27 IST
Kartik Kumar
Officials also said vehicle owners can get high security registration plates (HSRPs) by submitting the fee directly to the registered dealers
Officials also said vehicle owners can get high security registration plates (HSRPs) by submitting the fee directly to the registered dealers(HT Photo)

Next time you head to the Regional Transport Office (RTO) for procuring a Registration Certificate (RC) for your vehicle, you will receive the same in the form of a smart card.

The RTO has started rolling out smart card RCs from Tuesday after it updated its software to Vahaan 4, an integrated software platform for transport departments to automate and digitise its operational procedures. The smart cards will replace paper registration certificates and storing of data in hardcopies.

Deputy commissioner Hardeep Singh announced the new system after a a meeting with transport department officials at the Mini Secretariat.

Residents have welcomed the move to introduce smart card RCs and said it will be a “value addition”.

“I shifted to Gurgaon from New Delhi two years ago and have a smart card RC for my vehicle. This is durable and easier to carry in my wallet. However, after I purchased a new vehicle last year, I procured an RC (paper form) from the Gurgaon RTO. Despite laminating the certificate, the details started getting effaced with time and began causing me trouble with the police during checking. The sanctioning of smart card RCs will eliminate such avoidable hassles,” Abhishek Dayal, a resident of Nirvana Country said.

Similar to the procedure at the Chandigarh transport department, officials also said vehicle owners can get high security registration plates (HSRPs) by submitting the fee directly to the registered dealers.

The dealers will then inform owners about their turn to get their HSRP installed.

“The process will help residents avoid the hassles of doing the rounds of RTO for procuring HSRP,” the DC said.