Pune: Pune Regional Transport Office (RTO) has changed the quota for conducting driving tests for permanent licences from January 19. The RTO has changed the category for applications coming under the quota for smoother functioning of the process.
Applications from private vehicles have been reduced to 148 from 176 for permanent licences. However, the quota for auto-rickshaws has been increased to 20 from 10.
Similarly, that for three-wheeled commercial vehicles has been increased from 10 to 20. The 221 applications, which come under the allotted numbers every day, have been increased by 14 to 235.
To get the permanent licences, applicants have to go to the Institute of Driving Training and Research (ITDR). After receiving their learners licence, applicants have to wait for around two or three months for permanent licences due to the quota.
“In the 221 allotted numbers every day, there are only 176 for private vehicles for light motor vehicles (LMV). Often, this was not met. The allotted number for commercial vehicles like four-wheelers, auto-rickshaws and tempos were minimal. Therefore, the allotted number for private vehicles has been reduced and it has been added for commercial vehicles,” said a senior RTO official.
“The information has also been given to ITDR and the supervisors who conduct tests. The change is only on an experimental basis and it can be changed if needed. This information was also circulated to applicants. In two days, there has been a good response from applicants regarding the changes. There is no change of rates for driving tests,” said Chandrashekhar Chavan, Assistant Regional Transport Officer.