Mumbai: Pay Rs 50, get your driving licence at home

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Mumbai, Aug 8: The Mumbai Police Department seems to be acting strict to avoid the possibility of future terror attacks. The Mumbai cops had a long complaint of fake addresses being furnished on driving licences, causing a major hindrance in investigating terror attacks.

Hence, the Regional Transport Office (RTO) in Vashi have decided to deliver licences to seekers at their homes, with the objective that the service will act as a verification process.

Sandesh Chavan, assistant regional transport officer, said, "We are thinking of a plan wherein licences will be delivered to the address that is submitted in the documents by the licence seeker."

Home delivery of licences will help the RTO office in verifying the addresses of the licence holder, since in many cases, they are found to be living at a different address than the one they provide on documents.

"The Indian Postal Department is the most credible agency for the task. Talks are on with them, and a plan will be chalked out in the next two weeks. Once the deal is finalised with them, the home delivery service for licences will commence immediately," Chavan added.

However, the service will not be free of cost, and all those seeking licence will have to shell out an additional Rs. 50, which will bring the total cost of a licence to Rs. 400.

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