How to tag your vehicle to Suraksha Mitr (2019) - A Short Guide

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.

Vehicle Tracking System Installation Certificate

Vehicle Tracking System Installation Certificate

Pre-requisites:

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).

IMPORTANT

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.

KMVD’s Suraksha mitr portal is linked to both NIC & Parivahan portal.

Let us start off by visiting the link; https://tracking.keralamvd.gov.in/

Suraksha Mitr Login form

Suraksha Mitr Login form

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 Login

VLT Tagging form

VLT Tagging form

Click the ‘Tag’ button appearing at the bottom of the screen.

VLT Tagging form

Suraksha Mitr Tag Vehicle form

Suraksha Mitr Tag Vehicle form

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.

https://tracking.keralamvd.gov.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

VLT Tagging-Vahan form

VLT Tagging-Vahan form

Click the ‘Tag’ button

VLT Tagging-Vahan form

It takes you to the below screen i.e Parivahan portal.

Parivahan Tag Vehicle form

Parivahan Tag Vehicle form

Here input Vehicle No, Temporary Reg No. & IMEI No.

Now click the Check button

VLT Verification form

VLT Verification form

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

Suraksha Mitr Tag Vehicle form

Suraksha Mitr Tag Vehicle form

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

Device Data

AVLView Device Data

In this case, ‘BHARAT’ which stands for BSNL

AVLView Device Data
In the ‘VLT Mobile No.’ field

VLT Mobile No. input form

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.

VLT Mobile No. input form

PIECE OF INFO

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.

Suraksha Mitr Tag Vehicle Form

Suraksha Mitr Tag Vehicle Form

Now from the dropdown corresponding to ‘Approving RTO’ field, you have to select the
Regional 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.

Click ‘Next’

Suraksha Mitr Tag Vehicle form

Suraksha Mitr Tag Vehicle form

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.

Click ‘Next

Suraksha Mitr Tag Vehicle form

Suraksha Mitr Tag Vehicle form

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

Suraksha Mitr OTP message

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.

Suraksha Mitr OTP verification form

Suraksha Mitr OTP verification form

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

Tagging Details confirmation

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.

ADDITIONAL INFO

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.

FIELDDESCRIPTION
Provider NameThe name of the E-Sim service provider
Packet typeData packets can be ‘L’ (indicating Live) or ‘H’ (indicating ‘History)
Alert Type Alert type should ideally be ‘NR’ (indicating Normal) or ‘HP’ (indicating Health Packet).All the below critical alerts need to be fixed depending on the issue.

EA – Emergency Alert (Panic button pressed)
DT – Device tampering or Panic button wire tampering
BL – Battery Low
BD- Battery disconnected
TL- Tilt Alert Indicating that the device is in a sloping position

IMEIThe IMEI no. appearing on the VLT device
Date/Time (Dealer)The Date & Time (in IST) at which the latest data is received
D1Ignition Status (0 indicates ‘off’ and 1 indicates ‘on’)
D2Panic Button Status (0 indicates ‘off’ & 1 indicates ‘on’)
SatellitesSatellites value should be ideally above 11
GSM Signal Level1 to 2 indicates low, 2-3 indicates medium & 4-5 means high GSM signal strength
External Power MillivoltIndicates battery power which can be 12000 or 24000 depending on the vehicle type
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