Seeking Driving License in Delhi? Now, even a small mistake may cost you heavily - Here is why
With new technology, the Delhi government aims to make issuance of driving license, comprehensive, convenient, and more efficient with minimal human intervention.
Driving License in Delhi: If you are one of those people who want to get a Driving License in Delhi, then you should get ready for tough scrutiny while undertaking a test. In a move to which will improve road safety in long run and facilitate faster issuance of Driving Licenses, Minister of Transport, Delhi Government, Kailash Gahlot today inaugurated Delhi’s first Fully Automated Driving Test Centre (ADTC) at the Regional Transport Office in Mayur Vihar Phase I. Simultaneously, three more ADTCs started operating in the city at Vishwas Nagar, Sarai Kale Khan and Shakur Basti.
With these new high technology ADTCs, the Delhi government aims to make issuance of driving license, comprehensive, convenient, and more efficient with minimal human intervention.
The fully automated driving test facilities use access control along with biometric, RFID recognition system. Access Control will permit entry of applicants only at the pre-assigned time slots, thus making it efficient and convenient.
"The new ADTCs are equipped with scientifically designed test tracks. The use of advanced technology including multiple high definition cameras help to evaluate applicants against 20 essential driving skills, in-line with Central Motor Vehicles Rules (CMVR). The Department of Transport, Delhi Government will continue to conduct the tests and issue driving licenses to qualifying applicants at all Centres. Maruti Suzuki has invested over Rs 20 Cr to set up these facilities. While the Department of Transport, Delhi will operate the facility immediately, Maruti Suzuki will maintain it for the next 3 years," said Maruti Suzuki in a release.
These ADTCs are set up and maintained as a CSR initiative by Maruti Suzuki as part of its agreement with the Department of Transport, NCT of Delhi.
Ajay Kumar Tomer, Executive Director (Corporate Planning), Maruti Suzuki said, "The use of high-resolution cameras, real-time video, instant results, online registration, all together make the entire process much more convenient and efficient. These also help to get accurate and consistent results".
Therefore, if you want to have a driving license, then you must master the 20 essential driving skills to give these high-resolution cameras a perfect shot.
"The scientifically designed tracks at ADTCs, include tracks for testing reverse parallel parking, up-gradient, Forward-8, Reverse-S, Traffic Junction, H-Track for four-wheelers. A track to test overtaking skills has also been introduced for the first time. This infrastructure, developed jointly with the Department of Transport, Delhi Government, ensures that applicants are tested for skills that are actually required as per CMVR," it added.
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A special exit passage on each track has been made so that applicants who fail mid-way can easily exit without disturbing other applicants and thus save time.
For a two-wheeler license, the applicants have to drive around a serpentine track, to showcase their maneuvering skills. They will also be tested for emergency braking skills and skills to ride on a straight ramp, both introduced for the first time.
Maruti Suzuki will set up similar ADTCs at 8 other locations across the city. These locations are: Lado Sarai, Raja Garden, Hari Nagar, Burari, Loni, Rohini, Jharoda Kalan and Dwarka.