NEW DELHI: The road transport and highways ministry on Sunday extended the validity of driving licence (DL) and other auto-relevant documents these kinds of as RC, permits, and health certificate till March 31. This will be relevant for documents whose validity has expired because February 2020 or would expire by March 31, 2021.
In an advisory to states, the ministry stated these kinds of “documents could be handled to be valid till 31st March 2021”. This will help citizens in availing of transport-relevant expert services while protecting social distancing, the ministry stated.
The advisory arrived barely hrs following TOI described that the business auto house owners have suggested to the govt to prolong the relaxations considering the useful troubles that they are struggling with when still a sizeable selection of their automobiles are standing idle.
“For instance, our buses, which are hooked up to faculties, are not working and we cannot work them till faculties are open up. So, the govt need to look at all challenges just before getting any decision,” stated the college bus operator. He additional even a massive selection of other buses operated by personal players are standing idle for no function as folks are travelling significantly less by buses.
Sources in the condition transport departments also stated a massive selection of individuals who had attained learner’s licence because August-September 2019 could not take the useful driving examination to get a long term licence due to the fact of the lockdown.
“Now there is a higher need from these kinds of candidates for useful checks. But we are not able to allot them the time slot for the examination. These are some useful challenges, which the govt must take into thing to consider,” stated a person of them.