Dubai: RTA goes paperless with vehicle testing certificates
Motorists in Dubai will no longer receive paper certificates when they get their vehicles tested for registration. Instead, e-certificates will be issued and e-mailed to customers,, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Monday after it stopped the printing of technical testing certificates required for vehicle registration.
Besides making the process more convenient and cost-efficient, the step was taken in line with the Dubai Paperless Strategy, a key project initiated by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council. The strategy seeks to transform the Dubai Government into a fully digital one in a couple of years.
“The step hits multiple targets, renders the service handier and fits well with the government’s strategic drive (to go paperless),” the RTA added.
“The step also supports health efforts to halt the spread of COVID-19” as well as fulfilling several of RTA’s strategic objectives such as Smart Dubai and People Happiness, including saving the costs associated with the printing of paper certificates, Jamal Al Sadah, director of vehicle licensing at RTA’s Licensing Agency, said.
“The RTA is always keen to support the government’s plans and strategic objectives of Dubai and the Green Economy initiative features high in the RTA’s core goals and has always been committed to improving and developing its services, aiming to make people happier and boost their satisfaction with the RTA’s services” he added.