Monday, September 5, 2011

Now, driving licences at your doorstep

Dear Comrades,

Pune The home delivery scheme of driving licences and registration certificates was flagged off at the General Post Office in the city on Saturday. The Regional Transport Office (RTO) and India Post hope to deliver about 2000-5000 licences and registration books each day.

The service will be similar to passport delivery service. The smart cards for driving licenses and registration certificates of the vehicle will be delivered to the address provided by the applicant within a maximum of seven days.

“India Post will dispatch the above mentioned documents only via speed post under this scheme. A memorandum of understanding has been signed between tranport commissioner, GoM and the Chief General Postmaster. After the pilot project was launched in Mumbai, the facility was lanched simultaneously in 15 RTOs in Maharashtra today. In the third phase it will be started in all other assistant and deputy RTOs in Maharashtra from September 12,” said Col KC Mishra, Postmaster General, Pune.

On day one 52 licences were dispatched. Besides entire Pune district, Pimpri-Chinchwad will also be included in the scheme. For Pune city, Licences will be dispatched next day, or maximum in three days. For Pune district it will be delivered in the next five to seven days. Arun Yeola, RTO, Pune, said, “The scheme has been started mainly keeping in mind the problems of middlemen, agents and driving schools at the RTOs. It will also help deal with bogus adresses. On an average day 60-70 persons come to the RTOs to collect these documents and we face a lot of crowd and parking problems here. It will also take care of all that.”

This will be followed by home delivery of duplicate licences and registration certificate smart cards, transfer of ownership documents in the next few months.

Posted: Sep 04, 2011 at 0113 hrs IST
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