Hyderabad: Regional Transport Authority (RTA) is planning to come up with one more new testing track at Bandlaguda as new applications for driving license is increasing day by day and the four functional testing tracks are aren’t able to give a yes to the new applicants.
The department receives around 1500 to 2000 new applications for learning license whereas around 700 driving rise on daily basis.
Out of 12 functional RTA offices under Greater Hyderabad Corporation only 4 of them have testing tracks making people to wait for weeks even after they have paid for the service and booked their slots.
J Panduranag Naik, Joint Transport Commissioner of Hyderabad said, “We have four testing tracks in the city at Uppal, Nagole, Medchal and Kondapur. And as the demand for driving license is increasing every day, we have decided to set up one more at the Bandlaguda RTO office in the old city,” also adding to that he said southern parts of the city would benefit from the new testing track.
Adding to that he said, “We have close to three acres of land in Bandlaguda, of which one acre was used for the construction of the new RTO South office in 2015. We are planning to set up the testing track on the remaining two acres”.
The department plans to install sensors on the new testing track to minimize manual checking to a greater extent and also the official ensured the delay in setting the new office would not make applicants loose their validity for learners license in the process of slot booking.
“Once the track in Bandlaguda gets ready, we are planning to set up another one at Malakpet,” the official said, adding the city needs at least 10 testing tracks to approve the rising applications for license, as reported in DC.