Leave your licence at home, DigiEra's here

Published: 08th September 2016 04:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th September 2016 04:29 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Vehicle owners will no more have to carry driving licences and vehicle registration certificates (RCs) as it can now be accessed online and on their mobile phones using DigiLocker.

Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari launched the integration of DigiLocker with the driving licence and vehicle registration system of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

Leave.jpgThe digital driving licence and vehicle registration documents will be available on citizens cellphones via the DigiLocker mobile app and this will ensure on the spot verification by various law enforcement authorities such as the traffic police.

“The system will not only eliminate corruption but is a mega step towards realising the Prime Minister’s Digital India drive. The citizens can use this at airports as valid identity document,” said Gadkari.

The move is important for the transport sector where 19.5 crore vehicles are registered and there are 10 crore driving licences. DigiLocker is a key initiative under Digital India and serves as a platform for the issuance of documents and certificates in a digital way, thus eliminating the use of physical documents.

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