Taking strides in governance reforms, Punjab government has opened ultra-modern automated driving test track centers wherein after passing the learning and driving license test, licenses are issued online. These state of the art modern tracks have been constructed at 22 district headquarters and 10 sub-divisions.
There are different tracks for conducting tests of 2 wheelers and 4 wheelers. The tests are being conducted with the aid of biometric system, web casting camera and ultra modern electronic equipments. The results of the test are being prepared by the computer to make the licensing system more transparent. The applicants are being issued the license within 15 minutes after they pass the tests so that they don’t have to make rounds of government offices gain and again.
The applicants have to submit their birth certificate, residence proof and 3 passport size photographs at these centers with an application for driving license. There are facilities of depositing online fees and medical examination for the applicants.
Punjab has become the first state in the country to issue each and every driving license through these automated driving test tracks centers where the whole process of making driving licenses is being completed at a single place.
Punjab Transport Department would soon establish driving training institutes with the help of Maruti Suzuki where 21 days training would be given with the help of modern gadgetry.
“These driving test centers will ensure road safety by making the process of issuing driving licenses more transparent besides helping applicants not to fall into the trap of unscrupulous elements”, said Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal while inaugurating the modern automated driving test track centers at Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Barnala and Faridkot on April 21.