On July 8, Road Transport minister Nitin Gadkari informed Rajya Sabha that the ministry has provided 87 private and 32 government entities access to the Vahan and Sarathi database, and has collected Rs 65 crore so far by giving such access, in response to a question asked by Congress’ Husain Dalwai. The government has access to 25 crore vehicle registration records and approximately 15 crore driving licence records, Gadkari said. Vahan and Sarathi deal with data related to vehicle registration and driving licenses, respectively. Gadkari also explained how entities could get hold of the data collected by the Road Transport ministry: "The Ministry has provided for “Bulk Data Sharing Policy & Procedure” for sharing certain fields in bulk data of vehicle registration. The organization seeking bulk data can obtain the data with an amount of Rs. 3.00 Crore for the…
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