Port Blair, Nov. 21: It has been the consistent endeavor of Transport Department under A & N Administration to leverage the latest technology for delivering better quality of services to the citizens at their doorstop.  As part of this vision and in order to provide efficient and easy facility of ticket booking, the Transport Department in association with NIC Uttarakhand has developed a Mobile application ‘ANTS PATHIK’ for commuters travelling in STS Express buses on ATR route between South Andaman and N & M Andaman. 

The application was launched by Shri Keshav Chandra, IAS, Chief Secretary, A&N Islands today in the presence of Shri Nikhil Kumar, IAS Commissioner-cum-Secretary (Transport) and Shri Vishwendra, Secretary-cum-Director (Transport).  This app will enable the commuters to make online reservation/cancellation of Express bus tickets using Android Mobiles. The mobile app can be downloaded by visiting https://ants.andaman.gov.in. The mobile application will also be made available in the Google Play Store soon.

Further, to enhance efficiency and transparency, the Transport Department had made the services online related to Registration of vehicles and Driving Licenses by implementing National software ‘Vahan 4.0’ and ‘Sarathi 4.0’.  In order to minimize the visit of vehicle owners to RTO office for permit related services and to eliminate the citizen- Government office interaction, Transport Department has under the ease of doing business through adoption of e-Governance developed an online permit module within ‘Vahan 4.0’ application.

This application will enable the applicants to apply for all sorts of transactions related to Permits of commercial vehicles in online mode. The Chief Secretary also launched the online Vehicle permit module by carrying out a citizen centric activity through online mode. Now, the vehicle owners can avail the online services i.e. Issue of New Permit, Renewal of Permit, Issue of Temporary Permit, Duplicate Permit, Replacement of Vehicle, Change of address, Transfer of Permit, Permanent surrender / cancellation of Permit, Permit endorsement etc. by visiting the portal https://parivahan.gov.in,.