In a major leap towards providing citizen centric services to the people of Punjab, the Transport Department has completed second phase of the project regarding the computerization of the departmental work.
Besides this, Punjab has achieved the distinction of being the pioneer state to successfully implement ‘SAARTHI 4.0’ and ‘VAHAN 4.0’ softwares which were prepared for the facilitation of vehicle owners and vehicle drivers, Transport Minister Aruna Chaudhary said in a statement here on Wednesday.
She said that in accordance with the directions of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh the Transport Department had taken the initiative under e-Governance project in order to provide services to the people in easy and hassle free manner which have come to fruition now with implementation across the length and breadth of the state. Now, all the 11 Regional Transport Authority (RTA) offices, 79 SDM offices and 32 Automated Driving Test Tracks have been brought under the ambit of e-Governance.
The Minister said that the ‘VAHAN 4.0’ and ‘SAARTHI 4.0’ web based softwares have started to exhibit fruitful results. She said that the services provided to the vehicle owners under ‘VAHAN 4.0’ include new registration of vehicles, renewal of old regsistration, filing tax online of the vehicles and permit of the vehicles.
As regarding the ‘SAARTHI 4.0’ software, it includes learning driving licences of vehicle drivers, preparing new driving licences and renewal of old ones and commercial driving licences. The software would provide every bit of information to the people of the state through SMS and internet.
Ms Chaudhary has congratulated the transport department officers on the successful implementation of e-Governance project and hoped for transparent and citizen friendly services to the people.