The Transport Department has launched the ‘Anywhere-Registration of Vehicles’ service in Bangalore, Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy said.
Addressing a press conference here on Friday, the Minister said that the proposal to start the ‘Anywhere Registration of Vehicles’ was made by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah while presenting his budget in July this year.
Outlining the features of the system, the Minister said that vehicles can be registered in any RegionalTransport Offices (RTO)s in the IT city, irrespective of vehicle owners’ residential or official addresses.
The anywhere -registration facility was made possible following successful development and installation of ‘Vahana’ and ‘Sarathi’, delivered by the NIC under the Union government sponsored ‘E-Governance’ project he said.
He said the scheme, also offered other services which can be availed in any RTOs in the city like issuing of learning licences, permanent driving licences, registration of vehicles, renewal of licences, change of address, fitness certificates of vehicles and other related services.
“The service would not only help save energy and time for the public, but also ensure speedy delivery of services” Ramalinga Reddy said.
Informing that the ‘anywhere registration services’ would be made available in all the 11 Regional Transport Offices in Bangalore city, he said that “we have also decided to add another four new RTOs in the IT city”.
The new Regional Transport Offices which have been planned will be at Chamarajpet, R T Nagar, Maruthi Seva Nagar and Banashankari, he said.
Replying to a question, the Minister said that the state government had a revenue collection target of Rs 4,960 crore for the year 2013-14.
The Minister expressed confidence that this amount would be collected. “Till August this year we mobilised resources up to Rs 1,497 crore as against the collection of Rs 1,406 crore in the corresponding period,” he said.
Stating that the economic slowdown in the country had not affected the registration of new vehicles, he said that, “In this fiscal the number of new vehicles registered accounts for over 5 lakh so far as against 4,96,000 in the corresponding previous period,” he said. He also announced that KSRTC had decided to buy as many as 2,000 buses which would be distributed among its subsidiary corporations.
“There is a proposal to buy another 800 buses for the BMTC under the Centrally- sponsored JNNRUM scheme,” he said.