The Maharashtra government has agreed to make six RTO services available online, which will come as a huge relief to vehicle owners. Renewal, duplicate driving licence, change of address on a licence, duplicate RC book, change of address on the RC book, and no-objection certificate of a licence to another state are among the six services available. People will no longer need to visit the RTO as a result of this change. Only individuals who require a permanent driver's licence or who need to verify an international driver's licence must visit the RTO.
For these services, about 20 lakh individuals used to visit the transport department's offices. People will no longer be required to visit transportation department offices. According to Maharashtra transport minister Anil Pranab, these faceless services will be Aadhar-based, eliminating the possibility of duplication or cheating. Pranab went on to say that Maharashtra's transport department offers 118 distinct services to citizens, 80 of which are available online, and six more have recently been introduced.
He stated his department had received some complaints concerning the online learning licence, and that NIC and his department are working together to resolve the problem. In addition, an internet interface has been created to allow for over-dimensional shipments. Separately, the minister said that the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) will be receiving 3,000 new buses, with 2,000 of them being electric and 1,000 being CNG-powered.
The minister responded to autorickshaws' demand for a fare boost by saying that the issue of offering fare hikes to autorickshaws and taxis in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region is being actively considered, and that talks with unions are underway. He also voiced concern about the rising number of road accident cases in Maharashtra.
Unfortunately, Maharashtra has a higher accident rate. We've discovered a few reasons for this. There are extremely few straight highways in Maharashtra. Second, automobiles are being driven erratically on newly constructed straight roads or major motorways, according to him. In response to an increase in road accident cases, the minister stated that each taluka has been given goals to identify problem areas and implement corrective actions.
On the one hand, the Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) generates the largest daily income, but on the other, the company has trouble getting its electric buses (e-buses) charged at various electric depots (e-depots).More