Yangon — The Road Transport Administration Department (RTAD) has introduced an online enrollment system for citizens to renew their vehicle registration. The new website is which is www. rtad.gov.mm and will be effective from early November. This follows the online enrollment system for driving tests, which was introduced in early October.
The numbers of candidates applying for vehicle registration is steadily increasing statewide, which is causing traffic jams near the road transportation offices.
Registration of vehicles is done at the Myinthar office in South Oakalapa or the Ywar Thar Gyi office in East Dagon, U Thein Oo, said.
“We have lack of personal and a lack of space to handle the large number of vehicles coming in for renewal. Some drivers come very early and still waste time during the for registration process,” district director of Road Transport Administration Department, U Thein Oo, said.
Each weekday, 700 vehicles come to the offices to renewal their registration, which costs K50,000 per vehicle. However, the Department of Road Transport Administration offices in Yangon can’t handle all 700 vehicles per day, he added.
In order to renewal license for a motor vehicle, RTAD performs inspections looking at things like structural integrity and safety checks. Sometimes this process takes a long time and is main source of the backup, so RTAD is considering hand over the vehicle checking process to private businesses, as is done in many other countries.
As of September, approximately 531,699 vehicles have been registered in the Yangon Region, while 843,891 driving licenses also has been issued in Yangon, according to statistics from the Department of Road Transport in Yangon Region.
Application forms can be downloaded from www.rtad.gov.mm and more detailed information is available at www.myanmarrtad.com and www.motc.gov.mm.