Smart Cards to replace vehicle registration books from March 1

Rawalpindi

The vehicle owners would be issued Smart Cards from March 1 as Excise and Taxation Rawalpindi is finalizing all the arrangements in this regard. According to Director, Excise and Taxation Rawalpindi, Tanveer Abbas Gondal, the new vehicle registration system is being introduced for facilitation of the citizens.
He said, the system was to be introduced from Jan 1 but delayed for two months. The whole process would include smart cards, number plates and universal number.
Talking to APP, Excise and Taxation Officer, Admin, Numan informed that the Excise and Taxation Department and Punjab Safe City Project (PSCA) had proposed to introduce new vehicle number plates design for the province. The reason behind new number plate design is that CCTV cameras were not able to detect and read the current number plates. The modified size and font size of the universal number plates would make them camera-readable, he added. From March 1st, Universal Number plates will be issued across the province, he said.
The Punjab government is going to introduce new system of vehicles registration from March 1st which will not only discourage fabrication, forged documents but streamline the whole process of registration. No one can get registered, a vehicle already registered with same chassis number in any other district of the province, he added.—APP

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