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.