B. Madhu Gopal

Data of motorists and vehicles will be available at the click of mouse

The 3-tier network being provided by APSWAN will have an 8 Mbps line

The new system will make it convenient for those seeking driving licence

VISAKHAPATNAM: Running after Transport Department offices for getting a transfer certificate or booking of slots for obtaining a driving licence will soon be a thing of the past.

Introduction of 3-tier network and provision of inter-connectivity between different offices by the end of next month will make available the data of motorists and vehicles at the click of button and hasten the pace of transactions.

The transfer of motor vehicles from one district to another in the State takes a minimum of three to four days.

The applicant has to obtain a No Objection Certificate and Clearance Certificate from the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) office where he/she was staying and submit them at the office where he would now be moving. In the absence of inter-connectivity between the districts, they now have to communicate through emails or post to the office concerned.

Once the 3-tier system is in place, all individual networks will have inter-connectivity and transactions can be done across the counter as the data from any district could be accessed anywhere else.

“The system facilitates easy storage, retrieval and access to data. It eliminates delays due to communication and reduces the drudgery of typing information that is already available in the central server.

The 3-tier system is already in force in Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Kadapa and it is being implemented in other places beginning January 18,” Deputy Transport Commissioner S. Venkateswara Rao told The Hindu.

“The 3-tier network being provided by APSWAN will have an 8 Mbps line in place of the present 2 Mbps line. Visakhapatnam Office is scheduled to come under the new system on February 22, subject to provision of connectivity,” he said.

“The new system will make it convenient for those seeking driving licence.

They can book the slot for taking the test through their personal computer or at the nearest Internet cafe.

The department has also taken the codes from the manufacturers of different vehicles and the codes have been fed into the central server.

The year of manufacture of the vehicles that are brought from outside the State can be easily ascertained and the scope of malpractices can be ruled out,” Mr. Venkateswara Rao added.