Various transport-related services will be online in West Bengal, says state transport minister

The hassle faced by the general public at regional transport offices in West Bengal will soon be a thing of the past as the government moves to provide services ranging from vehicle registration to online learner’s permit, the transport minister said on Saturday. of the State, Snehasis Chakraborty.

He said the plan to make public transport companies in West Bengal fully eco-friendly by 2030 will get a boost with the introduction of 1,180 electric buses in the near future.

“In an effort to eliminate harassment of people in Regional Transportation Offices (RTOs), we have decided to make services ranging from vehicle registration to learner’s permit or permits available through online mode” , Chakraborty said at a press conference here.
Things can be done from the comfort of people’s homes. These measures will help both the general public and those involved in the transport sector, he said.

Chakraborty said that to move in the direction of reducing vehicle pollution, electronic charging points and CNG stations will be set up across the state.

“The state has already reached an agreement with Tata Motors for 1,180 electric buses which will start arriving soon,” he said.

Chakraborty said 1,000 e-cabs will also soon be introduced by a private service provider in Kolkata. The minister said that for services such as change of ownership of vehicles, interviews with the seller and the buyer will be done through the virtual mode and they do not need to visit the RTOs for this purpose.

“Vehicle Registration, Learner’s Permit, Fancy License Number, Special Permits for Commercial Vehicles, Cancellation of Mortgage, Duplicate Registration Certificates, State Permits Transport Authority (STA), etc. will be provided online within a specified time after submission of required documents by the same mode,” he said.These online services will be available in about a month, Chakraborty said.

Stating that he is sensitive to the difficulties faced by private bus operators in the state due to the increase in diesel prices over the past few years, the Minister said that in view of the demands of the general public, the government is not inclined to increase tariffs. .

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