Hyderabad plans to have e-copies of driving licence, vehicle papers

K V Kurmanath | | Updated on: Jan 22, 2018

Telangana ties up with Microsoft to develop smart city solutions

If you are living in Hyderabad, you can safely leave your driving licence, vehicle insurance and registration papers at home. Instead, you can carry certified electronic copies on your smart phone or tablet and show it to the traffic cops on demand.

Hyderabad traffic police is doing a pilot in Cyberabad, the IT-hub of Hyderabad, to test the efficacy of the service.

“After the pilot, we will expand the service to the whole of Hyderabad,” Telangana IT and Panchayat Raj Minister KT Rama Rao has said.

Health records The government is also planning to digitise the health records of people in the State.

“We are going to launch the programme in Gajwel (Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao’s constituency) in Medak district and in Jadcherla in Mahaboobnagar district,” Rama Rao said.

The Minister addressed start-ups, government officials and Microsoft India representatives to brief them on the initiatives the government was taking to technology-based solutions to solve some problems the city dwellers faced.

Tie-up with Microsoft As a follow-up to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s meeting with the Minister a few months ago at Seattle, the State Government tied up Microsoft India to build ‘smart’ solutions for Telangana cities.

At the two-day Smart City Startups workshop, top officials of eight government departments presented to about 20 start-ups the pain points that could be solved by technology.

Microsoft Ventures, an arm of the IT major that nurtures startups, said that solutions built for a city could easily be replicated to other cities as well.

Addressing a press conference later, the Minister, however, said the smart initiatives could initially face resistance. He said the government departments would further work with the startups to finalise the apps that could be deployed in the respective departments.

Published on October 06, 2015
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