Computerised test for learner’s driving licence in Delhi

August 19th, 2008 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) To end the menace of touts, the learner’s driving license test here will now be taken on computers, an official said Tuesday. The new system has been introduced at the new zonal transport office at Vasant Vihar in south-west Delhi. It was inaugurated Tuesday by Transport Minister Haroon Yusuf.

“The concept has been taken from Ahmedabad, where this particular model is already in use. Ten computers have been installed at the office for this system,” the minister said.

“Though the computers have been installed, it would take at least 10 days for the system to actually start. It will be soon started in other zones also,” a transport department official said.

“The applicant will get 20 random questions from a bank of 250 questions. As soon as the learner would finish replying to the 20th question, he would know the result,” the official said.

Officials believe this would help in ending the menace of touts.

“The transport department has in the recent past taken several initiatives to achieve a truly service-oriented approach in its functioning by enhancing efficiency, improving transparency and by increasing accountability,” said Yusuf.

Transport Commissioner R.K. Verma and officers of the transport department were present.

After opening the new zonal transport office Tuesday, the total number of zonal transport offices in the capital has reached 13.

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