Drive launched to check unauthorised vehiclesSuch centres to be set up at all taluk headquarters
Raichur: The Regional Transport Office (RTO), here, has set up an accident awareness centre with multimedia facilities for educating people who apply for driving license.
Addressing presspersons here on Tuesday, Shivaraj B. Patil, Regional Transport Officer, said that the centre, which had been launched on a permanent basis at the RTO, was first of its kind in the State.
He said that the staff at the centre would assist the needy to obtain driving license after pre-qualification test. This would eliminate the intervention of middlemen, he added. The authorities concerned would educate the applicants about road safety, driving rules and traffic signs and signals with the help of a 90-minute audio-visual show. They would also give lectures about road safety, Mr. Patil said. Learning license would be issued to qualified persons 12 hours after filing the application.
If the applicants were illiterates, training would be provided to them at the centre and license would be issued if score 60 per cent marks in the test, Mr. Patil said.
The Transport Department had decided to set up such centres at all taluk headquarters in the district, he added. Mr. Patil said that the department had opened an autorickshaw help desk at the RTO to assist drivers to obtain permission and driving license.
He said that the department had launched a drive from Tuesday in Raichur city to check unauthorised vehicles.