Maharashtra RTO database interlinked

State transport department sources informed that the car registration database of 44 RTOs across Maharashtra was recently interlinked and the same has been uploaded on central NIC servers in Delhi. This means details of your car registration can be accessed by any law enforcement agency to prosecute you for any traffic-related offence across India.

Enforcement officers from other states can also use hand-held devices to access this data while conducting surprise checks on roads and highways.

Similarly, the driving licence database of 37 RTOs across Maharashtra, including those of Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai (Vashi) RTOs, has now been interlinked and put up on the central server.

The database has been uploaded on the main server through the newly introduced Vahan 4.0 (car registrations) and the Sarathi (licence) softwares.

RTOs in Mumbai have digitised almost 80% of car registration data, and these are mainly vehicles registered from 2006 onwards.

Officials said Mumbai traffic police have full access to the central servers, and they can use information of every car driver or his vehicle details to issue e-challans for offences like drunken driving, signal jumping, speeding, etc.

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