RTO opens extra slots for four-wheeler licences

ST CORRESPONDENT
Sunday, 3 March 2019

“We have decided to open slots for 200 vehicles to pass the test for a permanent driving licence. The pendency is high and we don’t want to wait more, as they waited for a month.” said Sanjay Raut

PUNE: Facing overload of pendency of permanent driving licence for four-wheelers, the Regional Transport Office (RTO) has decided to open an extra slot of 200 on Sunday to reduce the waiting list. The test will be conducted at the Institute of Driving, Training and Research (ITDR), Bhosari. 

The waiting list for a permanent licence for four-wheeler drivers is about one-and-half-month long. Earlier, the applicant had to wait only for a day after the online process. However, the officials claim they do not have enough staffers to conduct the tests and pendency went up to more than 450. On average, the RTO tests 300 vehicles every day. As per the RTO officials, there are not enough personnel, as there is a shortage of vehicle inspectors. 

“We have decided to open slots for 200 vehicles to pass the test for a permanent driving licence. The pendency is high and we don’t want to wait more, as they waited for a month. We will depute extra officers to conduct the test. The test will start at 8 am and end at 6 pm. If required, we will open more slots on Sunday,” said Sanjay Raut, Regional Transport Officer.

PROMOTION
Sanjay Raut, Deputy RTO of Pune got promoted as Regional Transport Officer of Pune after Babasaheb Ajari retired from the post on February 28. He took charge on March 1.

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