Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), will issue lifetime vehicle registration cards for all vehicles registered in Dubai emirate. However, the electronic version will require annual passing of vehicles.
The process will begin in three stages, starting in January 2018 and ending in September 2018. The initiative is part of the RTA’s electronic transformation drive.
Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, CEO of Licensing Agency at the RTA (seen), said: “The new service aims to delight customers through saving their time by issuing cards using smart methods. Customers can avail this service through installing RTA Dubai or Dubai Drive apps.
“In the initial stage, which starts in January 2018, the service will be available for government organisations, car rental offices and taxis. The second stage will be launched in September 2018 and will offer the service to private companies. The third stage will begin in September 2018 and will offer the service to individuals,” he said.
“The RTA has charted out the steps for the e-transformation of vehicle registration cards through sending letters and holding workshops for the concerned parties/segments. It will issue lifetime electronic cards, with no expiry dates, and renew the electronic registration every year upon the completion of applicable procedures.
“The project will be a valuable addition to the Smart City initiative. It also forms part of environmentally friendly practices as it reduces the use of environmentally damaging materials, such as polyethene and plastic derivatives,” he added.