Kerala Motor Vehicles Department (KMVD) has made it mandatory to install Vehicle Location Tracking (VLT) devices, meeting AIS 140 standard, in all commercial vehicles across Kerala State.
As soon as you install the VLT device in your commercial vehicle, the next step is to tag the vehicle to KMVD’s Suraksha mitr Portal.
At the end of successful completion of the tagging process, a vehicle tracking system installation certificate will be generated.
You are required to submit this certificate to RTO during the routine fitness check.
Before starting the tagging process, please keep the relevant details ready.
1. Vehicle No.
2. IMEI No.
3. Chassis no.
4. Location of the respective RTO where the vehicle is registered
5. GSM numbers assigned to the eSIM (Dual telecom network mandatory).
All details pertaining to Vehicle registration are available with both;
National Informatics Centre (NIC) Portal (https://www.nic.in) – The NIC is the premier science and technology organisation of the Government of India in informatics services and information and communication technology applications – and
Parivahan Portal (https://parivahan.gov.in) – It is an initiative by MoRTH (The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways), to automate all Vehicle Registration and Driving License related activities in transport authorities of the country with the introduction of smart card technology to handle issues like interstate transport vehicle movement and to create state and national level registers of vehicles/DL information.
NOTE – Earlier the vehicle registration details used to be available only in NIC portal. However, currently, the vehicle-related details are available in Parivahan portal as well.
Let us start off by visiting the link; https://tracking.keralamvd.gov.in/<!–
NOTE – If you are one of the KMVD registered franchisees dealing in Vehicle Tracking Units (VTU’s) meeting AIS 140 standard, you would have been provided with the login credentials by your vendor.
NOTE – Captcha should be the same as appearing in the screen
Click the ‘Tag’ button appearing at the bottom of the screen.
i) In the case of vehicles where you have permanent registration no.
Vehicle No – Input in the same format as above
Chassis No – Should be the last 5 digits of your vehicle Chassis No.
IMEI No – The complete IMEI No. as appearing on the AIS device
Now click the Check button
ii) In the case of new vehicles (where you have not got the permanent registration no.)
Go to the below weblink and log in.
It takes you to the next screen and at the top of the page you can see the menu ‘VLT Tagging’.
Click the submenu ‘VLT Tagging – Vahan’ appearing at the bottom
Click the ‘Tag’ button
It takes you to the below screen i.e Parivahan portal.
Here input Vehicle No, Temporary Reg No. & IMEI No.
Now click the Check button<!–
IMPORTANT: If the AIS device has sent data to the CDAC server within the last 2 hours, the latest data will be displayed in the below fields.
Vehicle No., Date, Time , VLT IMEI No., Main Power, Ignition
Clicking ‘Refresh’ fetches the latest data in the above screen,
Hit ‘Location Verified’ & it takes you to the next screen<!–
Go to AVL View’s Partner Portal & check ‘View device data’ tab of the corresponding Vehicle No.
Under the field ‘Provider name’ you can see the service provider
In this case, ‘BHARAT’ which stands for BSNL
In the ‘VLT Mobile No.’ field
Next, to the green arrow, enter the E sim no. corresponding to the Service Provider displayed in the device data tab
Then, choose the ‘Service provider’ from the corresponding dropdown
Next, to the red arrow, enter the other sim no. & service provider.
NOTE – In the case of AIS Sensorise devices, there will be two E sim no.s & both need to be entered.
In the case of AIS TCI devices, only one E sim no.will be there.It starts with the numerals ‘31’ and needs to be entered in the format ‘+31’ followed by the rest of the digits.
Before clicking ‘Activate’ button, send SMS command ‘FLASH’ to the E sim no. corresponding to the Service Provider displayed in the device data tab.
NOTE – The FLASH command is sent to clear AIS device’s flash memory. This command is specific to the Navitrack 257 AIS -140 device.
Now Click ‘Activate’ button.
Clicking the ‘Activate’ button triggers the process where a 16 digit activation key will be sent from CDAC’s (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) gateway to both the E sim numbers.
The active Sim No. which is latched will receive the message.<!–
Now from the dropdown corresponding to ‘Approving RTO’ field, you have to select theRegional Transport Officer’s Region.
You can find this info in Registration Certificate (RC)
The fields ‘Class’ & ‘Type’ will be automatically populated based on the information available in Registration Certificate and this data is fetched from the NIC server.
Owner Mobile No. – Enter Vehicle Owner’s primary mobile no. to which the OTP will be sent
Alt. Mobile No. – Alternate mobile no. of the owner (Not mandatory)
E-mail id – Enter a valid email of the owner.
Permit Owner – Copy paste the same information appearing in the ‘Owner Name’ Tab
Permit Owner Mobile – Vehicle Owner’s primary mobile no. to be entered again
NOTE – Alternate mobile no. of the owner can be changed later in Suraksha mitr portal.
VLT Manufacturer field will be populated automatically.
VLT Model You just have to choose from the dropdown.
‘VLT Installed At’ should be chosen from the dropdown based on where you have installed the VLT device. It can be ‘Driver’s Cabin’, ‘Under Dashboard’ or Others
Now Click Submit
GOT the above message?
You are almost there……
NOTE – From the VLT Device, data packets will be sent to the CDAC server. If the process goes smooth, OTP (One Time Password) will be sent to the customer’s mobile number.<!–
The OTP received needs to be entered in the above screen and you need to enter within 5 minutes of receiving the OTP.
NOTE – As the OTP expires after 5 minutes, you have to click ‘Resend OTP’ in such cases
Now Click Check OTP
Now you will receive the below message
Now you are DONE with the process.
Now an SMS will be sent to the Vehicle Owner’s mobile number mentioning that the vehicle is tagged. Though login credentials will also be sent along with this message, this feature is not working currently.
Click ‘Print’ and generate the tagging certificate.
In AVL View Partner Portal’s ‘View Device Data’ tab, the below are the fields which are relevant with respect to the Suraksha mitr tagging process.
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