The COGA committee of the National Assembly is delighted with improvements made at VTS
In a visit made at the Seychelles Vehicle Testing Station (VTS) by the end of this week (Friday 23rd September 2022), the COGA committee was delighted to see the improvements made to equipment, management of queues, staff working conditions and even on ways to modernize the station.
The visit of the committee was to evaluate the insurances made to National Assembly last year, after so many complaints by drivers. They remarked that the service was disorganized and there were long queues.
The Ministry of Transport has since worked so hard to improve the situation. It started with an internal report to evaluate the weaknesses and the strategy to improved them. VTS even got a new manager, Mr. Hans Albert who supervised the changes and is now working on the digitization of the service.
The COGA committee could visibly see the improvements made through the clear parking space, a security hut with an officer to direct clients to their appropriate parking spot and the swift testing of vehicles that has been partially digitized. The Station has also switched to using less paper and longer working hours with more flexibility for staff.
The committee was very pleased with the announcement that despite delays from the war in Ukraine, the third lane of vehicle testing will be in operations early next year. The equipment are expected to arrive in the country by November this year. The new lane is expected to increase the number of vehicles tested and even test light intensity on vehicles which will be a new component of the testing process.
The long term goal of VTS is that 70% its service is digitized. This will ensure that staff have less manual checks and their working conditions improve. The added bonus will be the approval of the new scheme of service.
VTS is also working on a small extension to provide an office for the Seychelles Licensing Agent. The SLA has also launched its services online. In the same manner, VTS recently published its new reservations email address
Other projects on the way is the Praslin vehicle testing station that is expected to open by mid 2023. The department of transport is also working on improving services on La digue and in the long term introducing a new testing station for the south eastern region of Mahe.
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