To facilitate those who are unable to spare time during the day to take a test for obtaining a driving licence, the Delhi Government has started three automated driving tracks where people can do so in the evening, an official said on Wednesday. Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot inaugurated the three tracks in Mayur Vihar, Shakur Basti and Vishwas Nagar.
As per data shared by the transport department, 45 appointments will be booked daily on each track and 3,000 appointment schedules will be available per day after the commissioning of night shifts at all 12 automatic driving test tracks. At present, 135 driving tests are being scheduled daily on these three automatic driving test tracks.
“In the pilot test that was conducted at the three centres between April 30 and May 24, a total of 2,565 slots were booked at the automatic driving test track at Shakur Basti, Mayur Vihar and Vishwas Nagar,” said Gahlot. “As many as 855 slots among these were booked at the centre in Shakur Basti, 243 of these tests were conducted during the night shift. Out of this, 129 people passed the test and 126 people failed,” he said.
“Similarly, in Mayur Vihar, 855 people had booked their slots for the driving licence. Out of which, 424 people had appeared for the driving test. Out of this, 23 people passed the automatic driving test track and 192 people failed it,” he said.
“At the same time, 855 people booked their slots for the driving licence test at Vishwas Nagar. Of this, only 266 people arrived for it and 149 people passed the automatic driving test track, while 117 people failed,” he stated. The officials said that appointments can be booked for a test slot between 5 P.M. and 7 P.M. on all three tracks and no test will be conducted without the booking of a token.
“A total of 17 high resolution cameras have been installed, which capture real time footage and images, for the driving test to be closely monitored. In addition, an Electronic Queue Management System (EQMS) has also been installed for distribution of tokens,” said Gahlot.
“Further, 10 CCTV cameras have been installed at all automatic test track centres to enable the driving test to be conducted in a transparent and effective manner and 20 essential driving skills under the Motor Vehicle Act, 1999 will be tested,” said Gahlot.
The city Government had started the trial of automated driving test track at the end of April and it was formally inaugurated on Wednesday.
“We are also adding eight new Accelerator Driven Transmutation Technology (ADTTs) systems at educational institutions, which is in its tendering stage and this will be a major step in decreasing waiting times,” said Gahlot.
“The department has entrusted the Maruti Suzuki foundation to set up 12 automatic driving test tracks.
Along with this, the responsibility of the operator supervision of all 12 automatic driving test track centres has been given to Rosmerta Technology Limited,” said Gahlot.