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Now, Delhi students can get learner's driving license from college

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    New Delhi, Aug 4: The Delhi government on Saturday announced a new scheme that will empower colleges and universities in the city to issue a Learner's Driving Licence to their students, reducing the need to visit Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) or driving schools.

    File photo of Arvind Kejriwal

    Taking to twitter Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot announced that the Delhi government has empowered directors and principals of colleges to issue learner's licences.

    "Young and studying in Delhi? You can soon get your Learner's Driving licence from your college itself," the tweet read.

    Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal retweeted the announcement and called it a "big step in cutting red tape" and "reducing corruption."

    Since most of the individuals applying for a driving license (DL) are from the age group of 18 to 15 years, this initiative will help the government in limiting the crowd at RTO. With 53% of DL applicants in this age group, provision of learning license at colleges will be of great help.

    The government will initially provide this facility from polytechnics colleges and colleges that fall under the administration of the Delhi government including 6 DU colleges. 

    Those willing to apply for a driving license will have to appear for an online test. All applicants will have to answer 6 out of 10 objective-type questions correctly in order to get the learner's driving license.

    A Learner's Licence is valid for up to six months. The initiative will help about two lakh students from various colleges, polytechnics and ITIs in Delhi, according to Gahlot.

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