Aadhaar must for RTA transactions

SMS alerts to remind vehicle users about renewal/expiry of documents soon

Updated - March 29, 2016 01:59 pm IST

Published - August 08, 2015 12:00 am IST - HYDERABAD:

If you did not know it but are asked to produce your Aadhaar card for any transaction in any Road Transport Authority office across the State too, you need not raise your eyebrows. Since July 29, it has been made mandatory in the interests of better service and security purposes too.

Likewise, if you get a text message on your mobile saying your driving licence will expire on so and so date and it may be renewed without loss of time, or get an SMS saying your permit will be invalid soon, from the Transport department of Transport, do not be surprised.

Again, if a person is asked to pose for a digital picture when he or she wants to register a vehicle, there is no need for any concern. You are not supposed to be surprised if you get messages from the department saying your insurance will have to be renewed before so and so date. You may be stopped and penalised if it is found that your policy coverage has expired or if it is found that there is no third party. These and more initiatives are what the department is up to - implementing them in a phased manner, slowly but surely telling people that it is bent upon enforcing the law, said Joint Commissioner B. Venkateshwarlu. Take this for example. Unlike in the past, when it was rather limited in scope, the transport and police servers are now simulated and in sync with each other. “This means data of traffic violations of each and every one of the approximately 77 lakh vehicles plying across the 10 districts of Telangana - a majority of them two-wheelers, of course, will be truly available on real-time with us. So I would request vehicle owners to be aware of this fact and act accordingly. First and foremost, road users should follow traffic rules,” he says.

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