GUWAHATI: Driving licences and certificates being issued by the transport departments all over the country will be uniform in their colour, look and other features. This process was first started in October 14 of last year. The Road Transport and Highways Ministry had issued a notification to this effect making it mandatory for all states to follow the uniform norm, sources in the State Transport Department here said. According to the sources, the states do have the option to install extra features such as a ‘chip’ and near-field communication (NFC) in these cards. “The Centre has demanded that these chips should have the capacity to retain information of the driver and vehicle for 10 years. With this new change, hiding past violations will be almost impossible as the new documents will a QR code that can be read by hand-held devices to access past records of the driver or the vehicle from the central online database,” one of the sources said.
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