Kenya to replicate Punjab transport department model

Punjab government’s move to computerise and upgrade its transport department got a thumbs up from Kenya which has evinced interest to replicate it in its transport ministry.

In a communique to Punjab transport secretary, Francis Meja, registrar of motor vehicles, Kenya has sought the assistance of Punjab government and its agencies for automating its road transport sector, an official spokesman said today.


Meja has communicated that Kenya would like to send six representatives of a multi-agency committee constituted by them to study the upgradation process of the transport department and replicate it in that country, he said.


The Kenyan delegation is expected to visit here next week and the transport department is coordinating their arrangements, the spokesman said.


He said the Kenyan government has shown interest in replicating the Punjab system for online application of road sector documents such as driving licenses and motor vehicle registration certificates.
It has also expressed desire to replicate the centralised data department of the transport sector and use CCTV cameras to improve traffic regulation. The Kenyan government has sought assistance to implement smart driver licences and motor vehicle number Plates. It has also shown desire to replicate the model being adopted by Punjab for sharing data through both internet and mobile technologies, he said

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