Online submission of applications online for learner’s licence, driving licence and registration of vehicles will be made mandatory from October 7, said transport minister Ramalinga Reddy.
Addressing media on Friday, Reddy announced that all the RTO offices in Bangalore Urban and Rural districts have been computerised through a private public partnership model and that the National Informatics Centre’s VAHAN (vehicle registration related transactions) and SARATHI (licence related transactions) have been implemented.
“From October 7, all the applications should be submitted online and the applicants can visit their respective RTO offices the next day to complete the other formalities,’’ Reddy said.
He also said four more RTOs would come up at Banashankari, Chamarajpet, RT Nagar and Marathahalli. With this, the total number of RTOs in Bangalore Urban and Rural districts would go up to 15.
According to RTO officials, about 53 lakh smart card registration certificates and 46 lakh driving licence smart cards have been issues as on September 25 in all the RTOs. They said a state register of vehicle registration particulars and driving licence details have been successfully created at NIC Data Centre, Bangalore, which has been linked to the National Register of DL & RC. “Vehicle data is being shared with police department, commercial tax and other government agencies. The department has implemented issue of vehicle RC-extract through Bangalore-One and Karnataka centres from December 2012,’’ an official said.