Punjab to digitise over 1 cr old vehicle records
Apart from issuing about 500 driving licenses to eligible students, the state had undertaken a massive drive against drunken driving resulting in the state registering the minimum number of accidents in the country, he added.
Besides, the state's initiative on e-governance has ensured registration of vehicles and payment of taxes online, he added.
The state has about 50 lakh driving licence holders.
Meanwhile, Singh added that apart from states like Odisha seeking help for e-governance from the Punjab transport ministry, Kenya has expressed willingness to join hands with with the north Indian state to emulate its model.
"We were encouraged to see the great strides you have made in using technology to address everyday challenges.
There are significant opportunities for our two governments to collaborate in our e-government initiatives," Kenya's Registrar of Motor Vehicles Francis Meja has said in a letter to Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal.
The state on January 7 had won Road Safety Award from Highways Minister Joshi here.
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