The state of Uttar Pradesh in India will be issuing smart card driving licenses with biometric features, reports India Today.
The licenses will feature digital signatures, biometric thumb impressions and a picture of the license holder.
License applicants must now apply for licenses in person in order to capture the biometric information. The government will collect this information in a database to prevent issuing multiple licenses. It intends to use this database to develop a state and national register.
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