Madhya Pradesh, first state to launch a unified vehicle registration card

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh has become the first state in the country to launch the unified vehicle registration card, prime minister Kamal Nath He said here on Tuesday.

He also said that MP is only the second state to launch a unified driving license , then Uttar Pradesh .

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The unified smart cards for driving license & vehicle registration will each have a QR code That will help verify the authenticity of the data printed on the cards. These cards will be a standard throughout the country.

Various information, including name, address, blood group, date of birth, photograph of the holder, as well as the issuing authority, validity and other details would also be stored on a chip.

The chief minister in afternoon launched the service to issue the unified vehicle registration card & the unified driving license at the state secretariat.

"Madhya Pradesh has become the first state in the country to introduce the unified registration card & the second state to launch the unified driving license after Uttar Pradesh ," Nath said.

He also distributed the unified cards, including vehicle registration & driving license , to six persons.

Madhya Pradesh Department of Transportation Commissioner V Madhu Kumar told PTI that the Ministry of Road Transportation & Roads (MoRTH) had issued the guidelines to bring uniformity in driving license s & vehicle registration cards across the country in March last year.

These cards are issued in accordance with these guidelines.

MP is the first state in the country that began issuing both smart cards together. Unlike the previous design, the new cards will have more comprehensive information printed on both sides of the cards. It will also have a unique number recognized throughout the country, he said.

Kumar said necessary upgradation & changes in the software have been carried out & that the department is ready to roll out new cards.

The unified driving license card will also have information about the ability of the driver to drive in hilly & dangerous areas, & an emergency contact number.