The Transport Department in Telangana has introduced an app, called RTA m-Wallet, for the residents, to store digital copies of vehicle license and other registration documents in one repository to free drivers of carrying necessary papers handy physically. Drivers can download digital documents, like driving licence, car registration papers, insurance papers and pollution certificate, from the website itself.
The app will enable people to not bother about carrying out the original documents as a digital copy is downloaded through the app which can be verified by the police.
The application has been made simple to use. One needs to just download it from the Google Play store and prior to registering on the app with name, mobile phone number and email address, one will get to read a list of instructions to retrieve car’s information. After authenticating through OTP, one can login to the app after which he/she will get two options, one for Registration Card and one for Driving License. Both of these can be retrieved by entering a few details from each of the original documents.
The app developers only need to ensure that original documents are downloaded, not tampered with, and security is maintained. There can be cases of false certificates on the app which could mislead the police. Such cases do happen offline as well, but digitally these issues are worse.
Pollution under control certificate and Insurance certificate addition is pending right now but is expected to be added in a few weeks, to the app.
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