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Wadala RTO to make licence application online from Monday

Saturday, 2 August 2014 - 6:50am IST | Agency: dna

The Wadala regional transport office (RTO) from Monday will start issuing appointments online to apply for learner's driving licence.

With this, all three city RTOs will be equipped with online appointment for learner's licence. The only issue is that there isn't a common website to get an appointment for the three RTOs.

Those residing in western suburbs and city have to log on to www.mahatranscom.in for Andheri and Tardeo RTOs, whereas those residing in the eastern suburbs will have to log on to www.vahan.nic.in.

The difference in websites is due to different servers used by the authorities for the latest facilities.

On July 19, dna had reported that Wadala RTO will be starting online appointment for driving licence services within a month. BI Azari, Wadala RTO, said, "Those who have queries regarding our online process can call us on 24036221."

From Monday, daily 200 applicants will have to appear for driving tests at Wadala Truck Terminus office. They will have to appear for basic test wherein traffic signages and rules will be asked.

This online system is expected to cut down the interference of touts and middlemen in driving licence application process and eventually bring down corruption. Moreover, it will also bring down the overall cost for the application to get a licence as middlemen will not have any role in it.

Earlier in July, Pune RTO had began the same service, but Thane and Navi Mumbai RTOs are yet to initiate work on the same. Talking to dna, MB Jadhav, regional transport officer, Thane, said, "We have informed our head office that we would like to start the online driving licence application service. We are expecting clearance from the higher-ups to come in soon so that we can begin work to create the facility within our RTO."

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