In order to drive a car on the roads in Delhi and across the country, having a valid driving license is imperative. Not only is it mandatory as per the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, but also required in order to get a motor insurance policy, which is also mandatory as per the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, for a vehicle to ply on the roads in India. In addition, in order to raise a motor insurance claim following an accident, the vehicle owner has to submit his/her driving license details. Failure to do so, and he/she will be penalised.
For those residing in the capital of India, Delhi, they have the option of applying for a driving license either online or at the Regional Transport Office (the offline method). To be eligible to apply for a permanent driving license, the applicant should have already cleared the written learner’s test. 30 days following the issuance of the learner’s license, the candidate can apply for the driving test, and he/she should clear the practical driving test within 6 months from the issuance of the learner’s license.
For both the online and the offline process of applying for a driving license in Delhi, the applicant has to choose the vehicle class he/she wishes to drive. Listed below are the vehicle categories applicants can choose from:
Based on the age and certain other factors, the driving license applicant has to meet the below-listed eligibility criteria:
Driving license applicants residing in Delhi have to follow the steps mentioned below for both the online and the offline process:
If the driving license applicant clears the driving test, he/she will have to submit his/her biometrics. The driving license will then be issued to the home address of the individual.
Driving applicants taking the test in Delhi will have to submit the below-listed documents:
If the four wheeler driving license applicant in Delhi fails the driving test, he/she can apply for the practical driving test again after a week or 7 working days. Following the test, the driving license applicant can check the status of his/her driving license on the website of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. The applicant can check the status of his/her driving license using the application number or the token number in the case of the offline process. Lastly, when taking the practical driving test in Delhi, the applicant has to ensure that he/she follows the traffic rules and regulations as set by the Delhi Transport Department. For example, even before starting the car, the candidate should ensure that he/she puts on the seatbelt and adjusts the rear view mirrors.
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