Minister of State for Transport (Independent Charge) Sunil Kumar Sharma today said the department is in the process of formulating and executing various development strategies in the state including complete switchover of MVD to web-based software Vahan/Sarthi version 4.0, Road Accidents Data Management System (RADMS), establishment of Institute of Drivers Training and Research (IDTR) in Jammu and Srinagar, establishment of Inspection and Certification Center (ICC) to make the department self sustaining and commercially viable.
Winding up the discussion on Demand of Grants for Transport Department, the Minister while thanking the legislators said their valuable inputs, suggestions will be instrumental in strengthening the department into a profitable, revenue generation asset for the state.
Enumerating on various developmental strategies launched by the department, the Minister said the department is completely switching over to Vahan/Sarthi version 4.0 which is an online web-based application.
"19 RTO/ARTO offices stand switched over to Vahan Version 4.0 while as 4 offices stand switched over to Sarthi version 4.0. DPR worth Rs 7.70 crore stands submitted to union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India for funding," he added.
The Minister informed that two Institutes of Drivers Training and Research (IDTR), with one each in Jammu and Srinagar, will be established in the state for imparting training to the drivers and for updating their skills. He said Rs 17 crore have been provided for establishment of these institutes under to be executed under PPP Model. He said the process for identification of land at both Srinagar and Jammu for establishment of IDTRs has been initiated.
Similarly, for establishment of Inspection and Certification Center (ICC) in Jammu and Srinagar, the process for identification of land is underway, he said.