“Well, it is the procedure to be followed. I did not want to flout any norms”
CHENNAI: Very few people enjoy driving on chaotic city roads. Union Minister for Health Anbumani Ramadoss belongs to this minority category. That is why he spent time going up to the Regional Transport Office – South West in K.K. Nagar to renew his driving licence.
Dr. Anbumani was up for renewal of licence for the second time, having renewed his licence at the same RTO a decade after he got his last renewal. He had obtained his licence at the age of 18 years. He landed at the office a little after 10 a.m. and the formalities had to be completed first – submitting a filled-in application form, medical certificate and payment of renewal fees. Once the procedure was completed, including the vision check by an ophthalmologist and taking a photograph, the plastic card was handed over to Dr. Anbumani. The licence is valid for 10 years.
“Well, it is the procedure to be followed – personal appearance is a must for renewal of licence. I did not want to flout any norms. Anyway, it is a small procedure for renewal. I did not have to wait long,” he said. He caught his flight immediately after to attend official meetings in Delhi.
He also met the RTO K.V. Karthalingan from whom he received the licence. The Minister had some words of appreciation for the staff of the RTO.