RTA shifts gear in inspection jobs as paper-based operations give way to PC tablets

The Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, has started to use PC tablets for all inspections carried out by the Monitoring and Enforcement Department, RTA Licensing Agency, as part of a digital transformation strategy across all processes.

The strategy aims to ensure accurate and quick processing of transactions. The exercise will save the use of paper in around 256,000 transactions per year.

"Introducing tablets in inspection operations is part of RTA’s digital and smart transformation drive aimed at abandoning paper-based operations which require both time and effort in processing," said Mohammed Walid Nabhan, Director Monitoring and Enforcement, Licensing Agency.

"Tablets will increase the accuracy and speed of uploading inspection reports relating to technical inspection of vehicles, car rental offices and field visits of heavy vehicles. It will also speed up inspection results of driving centers covering lecture halls, theory knowledge tests, and examination and training times at the internal yards of driving institutes. The entire process is bound to save the use of a quarter of a million transaction papers per year," he added.