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Aadhaar glitch hits TSRTC buses

Aadhaar glitch hits TSRTC buses
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Hundreds of buses of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) were confined to the depots on Friday as the Transport Department could not...

Hyderabad: Hundreds of buses of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) were confined to the depots on Friday as the Transport Department could not issue fitness certificates due to glitches in online services initiated by the department.

The online system failed to complete the transaction as it wanted all the required documents like tax, insurance and pollution certificates, which the government buses doesn’t need to have. Another major problem was that the system refuses to accept the application as the Aadhaar card/number could not be mentioned.

According to sources, about 400 buses in Rangareddy and Hyderabad districts could not get the mandatory fitness certificate. Until now, the officials used to have manual inspections but with the new system in place where a computer has to process the application, the RTC has landed in trouble.

To overcome this problem, the officials are now contemplating to use the Aadhaar card number of the TSRTC MD at least for the present. When inquired, the RTC Greater Hyderabad Zone executive director A Purushotham said, with Aadhaar made mandatory there should be owner of the vehicle and he should have an Aadhaar card.

Since in this case RTC MD is said to be the head of the organisation, he will be treated as the owner and his Aadhaar card number will be mentioned in the form. Under the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 the registration of transport vehicles is treated as valid only if the vehicle has a valid certificate of fitness.

The vehicles must be brought for fitness test every year. The applicant should apply for renewal of his vehicle Fitness Certificate within 30 days from the date of expiry of its validity.

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