Staff Reporter

VIJAYAWADA: Applicants for driving licence will now have to compulsorily enclose valid certificates in support of residence and nationality as per the changed rules under the Central Motor Vehicles Act. An applicant should give proof of residence by providing a copy of any of the following documents: residential certificate indicating nativity, electoral roll, ration card, LIC policy document, passport, electricity bill, house tax receipt and pay slips in case of government employees.

Deputy Transport Commissioner T. Raghunath said in a press release on Thursday that the changed rules would be adhered to strictly and applicants should bear this in mind while applying for driving licence.

With regard to nationality, an applicant should provide any of the following documents: birth certificate, school TC, ration card, voter ID card, passport or caste certificate issued by revenue authorities.

For proof of age, any of the following documents should be submitted: SSC certificate, TC, LIC policy document, nationality certificate, civil surgeon certificate with notary, Government ID card, passport or ration card.

He made it clear that applicants for driving licence for heavy commercial vehicles would have to produce proof of having passed 8th standard, and the rule would apply to those who had taken an LLR during the last six months.

In another drive to enforce rules pertaining to display of registration number plates, Mr. Raghunath supervised the checks at Benz Circle and ensured that 68 cases were booked and Rs.10,000 was collected as fines. Number plates of 21 vehicles were changed there and then.

Auto rally

The Transport Department will be organising a rally of auto-rickshaws from railway station to Pandit Nehru bus station at 3 p.m. on Friday to spread awareness about measures required to be taken by auto drivers for the safety of passengers.