The Uttar Pradesh (UP) transport department has decided to issue vehicle registration numbers online from March 1 onwards.
The transport officials on Wednesday had a meeting with 39 Noida auto dealers, who will play crucial role in implementation of this online system, which is also aimed at ending corruption that prevail into the transport office.
“Once this online system put in place, a vehicle owner will be able to obtain a vehicle registration number in just 3 days time unlike earlier 7 days. In this new process, the role of brokers that play interface between officials and end-user will come to an end because dealer will apply and obtain vehicle number for an applicant through online process,” said Rachna Yaduvanshi assistant regional transport officer (ARTO), Gautam Budh Nagar.
According to officials Noida will be UP’s first city to boast of this high-tech facility, which will be implemented across the state phase-wise.
Noida is the first city, where the transport department is working to avail this facility before general elections. However, for dealers it will be optional instead of being compulsory.
“The success of this online scheme will depend on dealers. If they do not want to become part of this mechanism and want to obtain vehicle registration number through manual method, they can do so. But obviously the new system will help them immensely,” said Yaduvanshi.
There are 39 car and motorbike dealers.
“This is a new step, we welcome it and would cooperate in implementing it as it will help end-user. This new system will all the more benefit the end-user as they will not have to pay bribe to obtain a number quickly. Now it takes a month or so to get a registration number,” said a car dealer.
Officials said that VVIP numbers will also be allotted through online system in the time to come.
The Gautam Budh Nagar regional transport office had last year already kicked off its new facility in which applicants desired to take driver license made or renewed can take an appointment from transport officials online at two websites: uptransport.org and artonoida.com.
According to officials, about 200 driver licenses are getting made daily at this office. And about 3, 000 new vehicles are being registered monthly. As a result, the five small room office stay overcrowded with visitors jostling for space and their turn to get work done.