Now, smart driving licences to sport emergency contact numbers

LUCKNOW: Driving licences and registration certificates for vehicles would now sport a uniform ‘smart’ design across the country.

The new layout features an emergency contact number. In case the person driving a vehicle is involved in an accident, bystanders would be able to reach our to his/her family using the the emergency contact number.

The move comes after the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) issued a notification for the new design for DLs and RCs. UP became the first state to implement the order by issuing DLs and RCs in the prescribed format October 1 onwards.

“We have started issuing the smart DLs as directed by the Centre,” said a source. The RCs secured online would also include the new feature, once the system is launched in the state. In the new system, applicants would be able to track the status of their DL applications just like they tracking orders on an e-commerce website.

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