43,845 new vehicles registered in Kashmir during 2016-17

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Srinagar: As many as 43,845 new vehicles have been registered during the current fiscal year in Kashmir, where a total of 5.77 lakh vehicle are already plying on the roads.

An official spokesperson here today said that till February, 43,845 vehicles have been registered, 1,374 rout permits issued and 28,473 rout permits renewed in Kashmir.

Besides, he said 20,855 fresh driving licenses stand issued and 36,325 driving licenses renewed. 

He said similarly, 3,670 fresh fitness certificates and 45,531 renewal certificates have been issued till February, 2017.

“Out of total vehicle population of 5.77 lakh, 47 percent ie 2.73 lakh have been affixed with HSR plates till February,” he added.

Meanwhile, Minister of State for Transport, Sunil Kumar Sharma directed the officers to conduct public awareness camps at regular intervals in the valley to aware the public about online services Department offers, besides to acquaint them with traffic rules and road safety programs.

The Minister directed the concerned to make department more public centric by bringing transparency in its functioning through making services available online. He asked the concerned officers to come up with a comprehensive plan for identification of land for upgrading infra.

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