Driving test gets automated from April 26 in Ludhianapunjab Updated: Apr 24, 2016 09:57 IST
The automated driving test centre at SCD Government College in Ludhiana . (Sikander Singh Chopra/HT)
After Chandigarh, Mohali and Bathinda, now is the turn of Ludhiana to get automated driving test centres, as from April 26 computers will judge the aspirant whether the person is eligible to get driving license.
The city is ready with its two automated centres, one at SCD Government College, Civil Lines and another at Sector 32, Chandigarh Road. The cameras have been installed at the centres which will keep surveillance on the driving skills and then computers will analyse whether the applicant has passed the test .
The applicant will have to pay certain fee for taking the test. For two-wheeler, applicant will be charged Rs 200 while for four wheeler it is Rs 250. If one wants to take both tests, then they will be charged Rs 300.
If an applicant commits an error, they can apply for the test after a week by paying the fees again. But if, the applicant clears the test he will get the driving license the next day as oppose to seven days earlier.
District transport officer Dalwinderjit Singh said, “The automated system will reduce the human intervention and all decisions will be taken by the computer that whether the applicant has cleared the test or not.”
“The centres are ready and will be inaugurated by finance minister Parminder singh Dhindsa on April 26”, he informed. With this automated centre, the applicants now can get their procedural work related to license done at one place, which was not the case earlier.
DTO also said that government has tied up with Maruti Driving School. They will have their training sessions at SCD College . “There is no change in the venue for getting learning license or renewable of driving license”, he added.
Total 4 automated centres will come up in Ludhiana district
Within Ludhiana City
SCD Government College, Civil Lines – Ready, to be inaugurated on April 26
Sector 32, Chandigarh Road – Ready, to be inaugurated on April 26
Outside Ludhiana City
Jagroan – Work in Progess
Khanna – Work in Progress