Wait for driving licence test to get shorter now

Sushant Ranjan
Thursday, 22 August 2019

Deputy RTO Vinod Sagre said, “From the last few months, we are increasing the quota for permanent driving licence. However, as few of our officers were suspended following the Supreme Court’s order, the number is reduced to 150 owing to staff crunch.”

PUNE: The waiting period for appointment for a driving test to get a permanent driving licence at the Pune Regional Transport Office (RTO) will now be shorter. Pune RTO has decided to increase the number of test slots per day by 100 for two-wheelers and four-wheelers each from August 21.

Till now, the number of driving tests conducted by the RTO for four-wheelers on  the tracks of Institute of Driving Training and Research (IDTR) in Bhosari, Pune was 220. The number of driving tests for two-wheelers at the Alandi test track was and 200. 

Deputy RTO Vinod Sagre said, “From the last few months, we are increasing the quota for permanent driving licence. However, as few of our officers were suspended following the Supreme Court’s order, the number is reduced to 150 owing to staff crunch.” 

“As the officers have resumed duties, we have decided to increase the number of driving tests per day,” he added.

He said two-wheeler slots have been increased from 200 to 300. For four-wheelers, the number has been increased from 220 to 320. 

Once an individual gets a learning licence, the applicant has to wait for one month to reapply for permanent licence. 

THE PROCEDURE
As per RTO officials, “Pune has a significant number of applications of learning licence and permanent licence. Once the one-month tenure of learning licence got over, the applicants had to wait nearly three months to get an appointment for a driving test.”  The learner’s licence is valid for up to six months. Application for permanent licence can be submitted 30 days after date of issue of learner’s licence.

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