Kochi: The Kerala Motor Vehicles Department will switch over to uniform pan-India applications ‘Vahan’ for vehicle registration and ‘Sara-thi’ for driving licence from Wednesday. The web applications, developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) for the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, has replaced the ‘Smart Move’ software used in RTO offices so far.
‘Vahan’ is an online web application for RTO-related activities like registration, fitness, permit and enforcement while ‘Sarathi’ allows customers to apply for learner’s licence and driving licence online.
The applications will provide a pan-India database of drivers to which the agencies like police will have access.
“The new vehicles can now be registered only through the application. The work of porting details of old vehicles into the application will be completed in two weeks’ time,” said Mr Rajeev Puthalath, Joint Transport Commissi-oner. Those who have taken temporary registration and are yet to produce vehicles for permanent registration should complete the process within this time. Also those who have filed applications for driving licence through Smart Move software should complete the process immediately....