The transport department will start an “anywhere vehicle registration facility” across all Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) here from the first week of October.
At present, there are 11 RTOs, while four more have been proposed. The department is going to have a centralised system to provide the facility.
People can now walk into any RTO and register their vehicle, regardless of the location of their residence. “If you buy a vehicle in Rajajinagar and live in Koramangala, the vehicle can be registered in Rajajinagar. You need not register the vehicle with an RTO where you live,” explained Principal Secretary for Transport Ravi Kumar. Registration numbers, for the time being, will depend on the RTO where the vehicle is registered.
It is said that computerisation of 57 RTOs in the State and implementation of softwares prepared by the National Informatics Centre are responsible for the latest facilities.
“Apart from vehicle registration, people can apply for driving licence, learner’s licence, vehicle fitness certificate and other such facilities anywhere in the City. Once the Bangalore model becomes functional, depending on its success, we will extend it to the entire State,” said Kumar.
The department has also decided to make online application for driving and learner’s licence mandatory.
“People will have to mandatorily fill the application online before coming to the RTO for tests. At present, we will not allot any time slot as there are 15 RTOs where people can appear for tests. If the numbers start increasing, we will consider giving time slots,” said the principal secretary.
The four new RTOs will come up at R T Nagar, Banashankari, Chamarajpet and Marathahalli.