There are 14 zonal offices of the transport department in the city.
New Delhi: In line with the Delhi Government’s plan to bring all departments under cashless transaction system, regional transport offices in the national capital are set to go cashless from January when fees for all services, including driving licence, auto permit and fitness certificate can be paid electronically.
The transport department has started installing Point of Sale (PoS) machines at its zonal offices and the trial run of the cashless transaction system is being carried out at some places.
“From January, people coming to RTO offices can pay fee of various services — permits, driving licence, fitness certificates — using their debit and credit cards. Applicants won’t be required to make payments in cash,” a senior government official said. There are 14 zonal offices of the transport department in the city.
The official said that the move would ensure hassle-free services for the people of Delhi. “At present, e-PoS machines are being installed at all zonal offices. Besides, computer software of the department is also being updated in view of the cashless transactions,” the official said.
“Delhi Govt begins facility of Online appointment and fees payment for Driving license,” tweeted Delhi Transport Minister Satyendar Jain. The applications for learning and permanent driving licence and the deposit of the prescribed fees will now be accepted online on the transport department’s website transport.delhi.gov.in. Officials said that the applicants can select prior appointment with a zonal office at a date and time-slot as per his/her convenience, the officials said.
Earlier this month, Mr Jain had directed his department to start accepting fees and payments in the form of bank drafts and pay orders for all transport services in view of cash crunch after demonetisation.