HYDERABAD: A division bench of the Hyderabad High Court on Monday directed the Telangana transport commissioner to strictly implement the guidelines while issuing driving licences.
The bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Dilip B Bhosale and Justice P Naveen Rao was passing this interim order in a PIL by Roadkraft Society of the city seeking directions to the transport authorities to re-establish the driving practices and testing procedures based strictly on the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988.
Petitioner’s counsel pointed out that the authorities were issuing licences to those who drive the vehicles on testing track. As per the guidelines, the authorities should examine whether the person concerned was capable of driving the vehicle on roads or not. There was a need to follow the guidelines strictly while granting driving licences, he noted.
Special government counsel of Telangana Sanjeev Kumar said that he would place the guidelines and other details before the court by next date of hearing.
Agreeing with the submissions of the petitioner’s counsel, the bench said that it was not proper to issue licences to those who drive vehicles only on testing track. The bench felt that the authorities have to act strictly keeping in view the increase in number of road accidents.The bench has adjourned the case by two weeks.