HP to introduce smart card scheme

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Shimla, Jan 12 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Transport Minister Kishan Kapoor today said that to recover the Special Road Tax from offending stage carriage operators by March 31, a Smart Card Based Driving Licenses and Registration Certificates would be introduced.

Presiding over the meeting of officials of the transport department here, he said that the all offices of concerned department would be fully computerized by last week of this month and government would hasten steps to make all the offices and barriers online.

To stop the illegal plying of vehicles affecting the income of the public sector HRTC, Mr Kapoor directed the officers to inspect the field offices and check the status of financial inflow regularly.

He said that to resolve the pending issues with the neighbouring states, there was a need of holding negotiations with Transport Minister of those states.

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