Punjab: Driving tests to go modern and hi-tech

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Nov 23, 2014 22:53 IST

State transport minister Ajit Singh Kohar on Sunday said driving tests would be conducted on tracks, aimed at safe and secure traffic management in the state.

He also said the government would ensure that driving licences be given to only those who pass required tests. According to Kohar, strict compliance of directives in issuing driving licences would not only ensure that licences are given to genuine persons but would also keep a check on corruption.

Kohar said according to this system, driving tests for two-wheelers would be conducted on serpentine tracks, especially laid for such vehicles.

For driving tests for four-wheelers, there would be three different types of tracks. One would be a four-wheeler “figure of 8” track, four-wheeler parallel parking track and four-wheeler gradient test track.

The minister further said now there would be various gadgets to keep a check on the ability of the driver, such as motion sensor-enabled CCTV cameras, web-casting facility, 10 cameras in each location, along with a fingerprint scanner to attest the identity of the applicant before commencement of the test.

Kohar also said tracks had been proposed to be laid in 34 locations with space acquired from various departments such as technical education, revenue, local government, irrigation, higher education, and Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA).

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