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Maharashtra RTOs will issue smart cards when you register your vehicles from July

When registering your vehicle, uses will now be issued smart cards instead of the existing paper certificates.

mumbai Updated: Apr 21, 2017 16:23 IST
Kailash Korde
The new cards also are also meant for the Vahan 4.0 system, used for maintaining a database of vehicles, a source said.
The new cards also are also meant for the Vahan 4.0 system, used for maintaining a database of vehicles, a source said. (HT)

From July, you will get a smart card instead of the existing paper certificate after registering your vehicle in the state, according to a source. Moreover, you need not pay extra for the card.

Last Monday, the Maharashtra government had given its nod towards appointing a new service provider for issuing a smart card as a registration certificate for two years.

Earlier, motorists had to pay extra for a smart card. According to sources, the new one would be ‘Smart Card Operating System for Transport Application (SOSTA) certified cards, a new system developed by the National Informatics Centre.

According to a source, the new cards will be certified by the ‘Smart Card Operating System for Transport Application (SOSTA), a new system developed by the National Informatics Centre.

Currently, regional transport offices in the state are issuing paper certificates to motorists as the state government discontinued the contract of a service provider — Rosmerta Technologies Limited, over poor services, from October 2014.

There had been a constant demand from motorists for smart card certificates.

The new cards also are also meant for the Vahan 4.0 system, used for maintaining a database of vehicles, a source said.

Sources said that the government has asked to put a condition in the agreement that the service provider will transfer all the data from earlier version of Vahan to the latest version without any additional cost.

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