September 30, 2022

Change of format, shortage of blank cards hit RTO

Indore (Madhya Pradesh): The printing of gray cards and driving license cards is hard hit at the Regional Transport Office (RTO) due to the change in card format and also because of the scarcity of blank cards.

According to officials, the vehicle registration system has been moved to the central government’s VAHAN portal since August 1, which has also changed the format of registration cards.

“From now on, the new maps would be similar to the maps printed in other states like Maharashtra and Rajasthan and would be the same in all states registering vehicles through the VAHAN portal,” the officials said, adding “Due to the change format, the printing of the card is blocked because the printing job is entrusted to Smartchip Company and they have not yet printed the cards in the new format.

Also, more than 12,000 vehicles have been registered in Indore in a month and a half, but the owners have not received the cards and they are regularly contacting the dealer for the same. Similarly, the scarcity of blank cards hit the RTO again due to the inability to print driver’s licenses.

A large number of applicants for driving licenses and gray cards at the Regional Office of Transport have been waiting to obtain their license for more than a month. The matter was raised with the principal secretary of the department during his visit, but to no avail. “The card shortage would soon be solved. We have informed the officials to get more blank cards and get the job done at the earliest,” said RTO Jitendra Raghuvanshi.

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