According to an official, the Motor Vehicles department had relaxed enforcement activities fearing public outrage in the backdrop of pandemic.
According to the government, people wanting to avail the listed services at their doorstep can call 1076 or book online, besides visiting one of the 46 centres for spot-booking.
As per the report sourced from the Motor Vehicles Department, only 50,650 persons appeared for the online learner’s test ever since the department started the online test from June first week.
In addition, the MVD officers can directly verify the physical status of the applicant to ensure that the person is physically fit for driving, while coming to the MVD office for the exam.
COVID-19: Centre extends validity of driving license, vehicle permits and registrations till June 30
In an advisory to all states and Union Territories, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has asked them to treat such documents as valid till June 30.
Sources attributed the cause of dwindling number of the learner’s licence applicants applying for driving licence to the tough test.
In a bid to minimise road accidents, the Rajasthan High Court has passed an order directing authorities to suspend driving licenses of those who are found talking on their mobile phones while driving.