‘Transport Sahulat Programme’ evolved

Salim Ahmed

Lahore—Special Monitoring Unit Law & Order’s proposed amendments in the ‘Provincial Motor Vehicle Ordinance 1965’ were laid in the Punjab Assembly on Wednesday. The amendments are a part of the phase 2 SMU’s ‘Transport Sahulat Program’ covering Automotive Registration Card Re-registration of out of province vehicles and Change in ownership of Vehicle Number Plates (plate belonging to the owner). Salman Sufi Senior Member SMU (Law and Order) informed in this regard that SMU has formulated this most comprehensive Transport Sahulat Program’ on the recommendations of the Chief Minister to implement NDGPAP in its true intended form.
The proposed amendments fall part of chapter XIX of the 1965 Motor Vehicle Ordinance through which the existing system of motor vehicle registration books will be replaced by Automotive Registration Cards (A.R.C).
The A.R.C smart cards would include real-time information on the vehicle and its owner. These include the owner’s Nationality, the name of the owner, record of traffic offences, vehicle model number, chassis number etc. With the insertion of section 30 vehicles kept in another province for a period exceeding 120 days would have the re-register with the motor registering authority within whose jurisdiction the vehicle then is.
Furthermore, instead of the vehicle, the ownership of the license plate will now belong to the owner. At the time of the vehicle transfer the transferor (original owner) will remove the license plate from the motor vehicle and the buyer will have to get a new license plate and a certificate of registration.

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