E - governance in Punjab Transport Department

Punjab Transport Department is pioneer in using Information Technology for providing citizen centric services. Computerization of department started 10 years ago with the implemenation of VAHAN and SARATHI along with computerization of all the managerial functions of the Transport Department. Gradually all the processes of the Transport Department are being computerized and the data is made available through Internet or SMS for access by citizens. Punjab is the First state to successfully implement Vahan & Sarathi across the state.

There are 22 DTO s and 52 SDM's distributed geographically in the state of Punjab keeping the public convenience in mind and vehicle population within the region.

VAHAN - The Integrated Solution for Vehicle Registration

VAHAN is a highly flexible and comprehensive system that takes care of all the burdensome activities of Vehicle Registration, leaving the Transport Department to deal with more important business issues. The software enables the processes at RTO/DTO/MLO/SDM involving Vehicle Registration, Fitness, Taxes, Permits & Enforcement to get computerized.

The State Transport Department is governed by both Central Motor Vehicle Regulation (CMVR) and state specific Motor Vehicle Regulation (State MVR). Consequently, Vahan was conceptualized as a product that would capture the functionalities as mandated by CMVR as well as state MVRs.

VAHAN Services

Vehicle Registration

  • New Vehicle Registration
  • Renewal of Registration
  • Transfer of Ownership
  • Change of Address etc.


  • Issue of National & Interstate Permit
  • Renewal of Permit


  • State-wise tax calculation & Payment


  • Issue of Fitness Certificate
  • Renewal of Fitness Certificate


  • Issue of Challan
  • Settlement of Penalty Amount

For more information visit Vahan.nic.in