STATE TIMES NEWS
LEH: Assistant Regional Transport office (ARTO) Leh went online with the Deputy Commissioner Leh Avny Lavasa formally inaugurating it on Monday in the presence of SSP Sargun Shukla and ARO Khadim Hussian.
District officers and various transport organisation representatives, motor vehicle dealers and large number of vehicle owners were also present on the occasion.
According to ARTO, the application (Vahan Version 4.0) has been designed and developed by the National Informatics Centre, Transport Division, New Delhi.
It offers online service for learner’s license wherein applicants can apply for it from any location and complete all required process online. The applicant need only visit the office of the RTO/ARTO for capturing the bio-metrics such as signature, thumb impression, photograph and for the verification of the documents submitted .Once this process is completed learner’s license will be issued against which the applicant can further apply for a permanent driving license, it is decided that a new online web based application for registration of vehicle (VAHAN version 4.0) and online issuance of LL and DL (Sarathi 4.0) is implemented in all the Offices of MVD J&K under the national level Mission Mode Project.
According to ARTO Khadim Hussain all the transport system in India started in online version in 2002 and same was introduced in J&K State in 2015 but due to connectivity problems Leh and Kargil couldn’t go online till today. ARTO going online today will help in providing better service to the public, he added.
Deputy Commissioner said that it would help in providing better services to public and reduce corruption.
SSP Sargun Shukla said that recently introduced public transport service would help in traffic management for general public and administrations endeavour to provide best service to public adding that online system brings transparency in the system.
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