Here’s good news for those seeking a Learner’s License (LLR). The government has decided to conduct a ‘LLR mela’ in view of the difficulties being faced by prospective license seekers in obtaining online slots for the LLR test.

The mela will be held at the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) Office at Madhavadhara VUDA Colony here on December 8 and 9. Normally, 170 LLR slots are issued on any given day for the following day or later and the online slot booking closes by 1:30 p.m.

“Applicants attending the mela will be given a slot for the same day. The mela will be held between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and we have plans to issue 350 to 400 LLRs, if the applicants qualify in the online LLR test,” Deputy Transport Commissioner in charge Md. Saleem said on Monday.

He said that the department was fully geared to meet the rush at the mela. Additional computers and manpower would be requisitioned from the Transport Offices at Anakapalle and Gajuwaka for the mela. Those who fail in the LLR test would have to reappear for the test after applying for online slot, after the mandatory three days gap.

The government is at present conducting the mela in Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Tirupathi and based on the response and outcome, it could be extended to more cities in future.

We plan to issue 350 to 400 LLRs, if the applicants qualify in the online LLR test, says in-charge Deputy Transport Commissioner