TAMIL NADU

Tuticorin RTO office to be fully computerised soon

R. Vimal Kumar

TUTICORIN: The Transport department plans to fully computerise the office of the Regional Transport Officer here and its unit office at Tiruchendur at an estimated cost of Rs.11.38 lakhs before the month-end.

Speaking to The Hindu , P. Kathirvelu, Regional Transport Officer, said as part of the process, 22 computer terminals supported by two servers would be installed at the RTO office here at a project outlay of Rs.8.18 lakhs.

"Of the 22 terminals, three will be dedicated for conducting online learner's licence tests to facilitate applicants to know the results instantly. Similarly, six computers and a server will be installed at the Tiruchendur unit office, at a cost of Rs.3.2 lakhs.

Once these systems start functioning from August, entire data pertaining to registration certificates, driver's license, permits and fitness certificates will be stored in computers. Besides, computerised bills could be generated.

Mr. Kathirvelu said the office of State Transport Commissioner in Chennai and other offices of RTOs could access data fed into these computers anytime, as all systems are networked.

Plans were afoot to fully computerise the unit office at Kovilpatti by the year-end. It will get six computer terminals and one server.

Road tax

The RTO said a special squad led by motor vehicles inspectors, Muthusamy and Thangavel, collected Rs. four lakh as road tax from 80 lorries bearing registration of other States during this month. The vehicles were found to have been lifting and delivering loads within the State despite registered outside and hence the road tax was collected for `misuse of operation, he said.

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