Rajahmundry: Authorities of the road transport department will make several services available online, including the issue of permits, endorsement or termination of finances and transfer of ownership. These services will be made available within a week in order to make it more convenient for people to avail of them.
Taking a cue from the online registration of vehicles which was successfully implemented recently, the RTA authorities plan to made additional services available online.
Permits for commercial vehicles issued online will be valid for a period of five years; people wishing to either obtain or terminate finances for the purchase of a vehicle may have their applications endorsed online; and those wishing to sell their vehicles or purchase a second-hand one may have ownership transferred online.
S. Satyanarayana Murthy, deputy commissioner (Transport) for West Godavari said, “We expect the online services to be launched shortly, arrangements for the same are on at a brisk pace.”
The RTA authorities say that people who wish to avail of any of these services will have to upload their details in the prescribed format and will get receive their documents online within a specified period.
They say that the online services are meant to ensure that people need not visit their offices on multiple occasions and wait in long queues. They also hope that it will help reduce relying on brokers and officials who accept bribes to get work done.
Officials of the West Godavari RTA said that they recently carried out an LLR Mela for auto-rickshaw drivers, as they are known to contribute to a large number of road accidents.
They say that for individuals to get a licence to drive a transport vehicle, they have to pass Class VIII and should have crossed 20 years of age. This is unlike the requirements for a licence to drive a two-wheeler or light motor vehicle, where one has to complete 18 years of age.
In East Godavari, the RTA officials plan to organise an LLR awareness drive for students pursuing graduate, post-graduate and professional courses. The authorities want to emphasise the importance of obtaining an LLR to students and educate them about the importance of road safety.
V. Siri Anand , deputy commissioner in-charge (Transport) for EG said, “We want to begin the LLR drive in government institutions like Nannaya University. We will then conduct it in other degree colleges and private professional colleges.”