Mumbai, June 3: The state government is planning to allow mobile vans to register people for their Aadhaar cards in every district of Maharashtra to boost enrolment in pockets areas of the state that has poor coverage.
Maharashtra has seen around 54% of its 11.23 crore population enrol for Aadhaar and around 5.6 crore cards have been generated. The enrolment percentage in Mumbai is 73%, reported DNA.
The state government had initiated first such van in Mumbai to help those with mobility problems, like senior citizens and people with physical, speech, mental, hearing and vision disabilities, to enrol for the Unique Identification Authority of India cards without standing in long queues at Aadhaar registration centres in February this year. It was proposed that more such vans be started in places like Raigad.
The district administrations may be able to hire five such vans for around six months or till around 80-85% registration levels were reached.
"This move will also make it easy to get local operators when moving around in the interiors. Otherwise, it will be tough for operators residing in the tehsil headquarters to move around in the interiors considering the public transport problems," the official told DNA.