Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: It's been over a year since former Transport Minister Kanna Laxminarayana launched the Electronic Learners License (E-LL) testing format at Khairatabad RTA but the Transport Department is yet to put into operation the new facility, which promises to accommodate more aspirants in taking the test.

The reason cited by for the delay in putting the service into operation happens to be same, addition of Hindi language option, an excuse the department has offered last year as well. The E-LLR testing format was developed as an alternate to the existing computerised testing format at a cost of over Rs.6 lakh.

Under the present testing format, candidates have to take the test on an individual computer, which leads to delays and aspirants having to wait for nearly 15 days to book their slot at different RTA offices. At present, there are no slots available for two-wheeler learners license aspirants till March 9 at Khairatabad RTA and those planning to take the test at the Tirumalagiri RTA have to wait till March 4. Similar is the case at other RTA offices.