Published: March 31, 2016
While in Hyderabad, one doesn’t have to worry about carrying his vehicle documents along all the time. The RC (registration certificate), the insurance papers and all other vehicle documents can be stored digitally and be produced before the police if needs arise.
The State Road Transport Authority’s brand-new mobile app, M-Wallet, was launched by IT minister KT Rama Rao and transport minister P.Mahender Reddy on Wednesday. It is the
first of its kind in India.
Telangana Govt has launched a new mobile application which stores the data about the road transport department. This application is a perfect Digital wallet to store all the documents issued by the transport department.
Officials said that the mobile App enables vehicle owners and drivers of vehicles to store their documents issued by RTA in digital form and this will help 60 lakhs driving license holders, 80 lakh vehicle owners across the state. The M Wallet can be downloaded on both Anroid and IOS based phones.
The processes that one has to follow with this app are:
Firstly, download the application form from Google Playstore. Now open the application from the App Drawer, the application starts with a Demo Pop-up which provides the complete instructions about the registration. Then one has to enter his full name, email and mobile number for registration. After this one would receive an OTP(one time password) which needs to be entered for being registered.
After getting registered one will find two options RC and driving licence. If he wants the RC i.e, Registration Certificate in his wallet then he needs to enter the details of the registration number of his vehicle along with the last five digits of the Chassis Number of his vehicle which can be found on the printed RC. Once the details are entered one needs to tap on the Get Button. Similarly the details of driving licence can be uploaded.
This is one of the best step taken by the Telangana Govt toward the Digital India, making everything available on the smartphone.
The long-awaited app received a mixed response online on the first day. One of the common anomalies pointed out was the absence of digital copy of vehicle insurance papers in the app which are equally important during vehicle checking.
As many as 411 persons of 1,000 people who have downloaded the app on Google Playstore have rated it 5 stars against an overall rating of 3.6.
On IOS platform, 43 persons gave the app 4 plus star rating. The IT minister said he believed any technology that did not better the lives of people was futile.
While scores of people have appreciated the department for coming up with first-of-a-kind initiative, several others have expressed apprehensions. “Unable to download my licence. I am an employee in Hyderbad. I belong to AP state and I got my licence in AP. If I want to download my licence through this app, it is not supporting other than Telangana state,” wrote Suneel Kumar on Playstore app feedback.
That means only the documents available with the Telangana state RTA can be downloaded by the user.
“The documents once downloaded on the application will be saved permanently and are handy for further use. Digital RC document can be shared to the known person,” Transport Commissioner Sandeep Kumar Sultania said.