Now, computer to decide whether you deserve a driving licence

Rajasthan's first automated drivers test track would come up at Jaipur, more planned all over state

Jaipur: The process of issuance of driving licence is now going to be fully transparent in the state. The driving test of the applicants will not be conducted by the transport inspector but by a computer.

Rajasthan State Road Development Corporation has completed the work of laying of the track and a computerised network is expected to be set up soon. It would be handed over to the Transport Department by 15 August.

After completing the computerisation it would become operational in the last week of September. State’s first automated driving track would come up at Jaipur’s Jagatpura RTO office.

Process

Date for driving test will be given online. Five driving tracks have been built at Jagatpura RTO office.
Drivers will have to clear four tests for licence

  1. They will have to make the figure 8 while following all traffic rules
  2. Will have to drive vehicle like English letter H
  3. Will have to park the vehicle in parallel with others and also angularly.
  4. The vehicle should not move backwards while driving up a slope.

Performance at the trial will be recorded by cameras and computers will give the pass-fail result.

At present the inspectors arbitrarily declare anyone pass or fail in the test. But it would not be possible when the trial would be conducted on the automated track.

Automated tracks at 13 places

Shailendra Mathur, GM, RSRDC, said a total of Rs 23.66 crore would be spent on building automated driving tracks at 13 places in the state.

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