RTOs in state to go fully online with new software

Upgraded web system will be used to enable e-payment of fees for licences and other RTO-related work; Pune office will be armed with sound meters to check noise pollution
Very soon, Punekars will get relief from standing in long queues at the Pune Regional Transport Office (RTO) for paying taxes, completing licence procedures and getting registration certificate (RC) books.Now, RTOs across the state will be upgraded to new online software system -Sarathi 4.0 -from December 15.

With the help of this new version, citizens can easily pay their taxes online from home. They can also get print outs their RC books on A3 sized papers from the vehicle dealer’s office.

Talking about the fresh plans, Pune RTO officer B I Ajari said, “A few months ago, the state transport department had initiated this upgraded web portal service at RTOs in Kolhapur and Vashi. After conducting successful trials and working on various loopholes, the software will now be implemented across the state. For this, all the RTO employees under the Pune division are undergoing training. They are being taught to use the new version in order to avoid any problems later.Moreover, workers at the vehicle dealer’s office, too, would be given training about the new system.“

All the RTOs in the state would be connected to each other with the help of this online portal to ensure smooth and hassle-free services for public.

“If an individual is purchasing a new vehicle, the procedures from its registration till the payment of all the taxes would be done online. If a person wishes to get a golden num ber, that too can be sorted online,“ Ajari added.

Additionally, the Pune RTO is getting eight decibel sound meters through which noise pollution from vehicles can be constantly checked by RTO inspectors. These equipment would be used to check the noise level of horns, sirens and silencer firing noises of two-wheeler. There is also a fine of Rs 2,000 for motorists caught violating noise pollution norms set under the Motor Vehicles Act.

“For Pune RTO, there will be two decibel machines assigned. The remaining six would be given to the deputy RTOs. Our inspectors will now be able to check the accurate decibel of noise made by loud horns and silencer firing of bullet bikes,“ explained Ajari.

Source : TOI