Now, technology to judge driving skills to get DL in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government is planning to introduce the automated driving testing system (ADTS) in the state to test the driving skills of applicants for driving licences (DLs).

At present, an applicant has to give the test in the presence of the Motor Vehicle Inspector to obtain DLs.

At the end of the test, the officer decides whether the applicant has ability to drive or not.

With the introduction of ADTS, the decision about the aspirant’s driving ability will be judged by the technology. There will be no human intervention, sources said.

The Transport department of Odisha will soon upgrade the driving test system by implementing the ADTS under the 5T initiative of the state government, said an official.

The driving ability of a person will be tested through a computerized system under the ADTS. The new system will ensure transparency in the issuance of DLs, he added.

The state government has selected Akshara Nipun JV to implement the ADTS on PPP mode in Odisha. A MoU in this regard was signed today, sources said.

The state government has appointed CIRT, Pune, as consultant to monitor the implementation of the new project and conduct the audit periodically.

In the first phase, the ADTS will be installed at the driving testing tracks of 19 RTOs in Odisha. The new system will be installed at the testing tracks of Angul, Baripada, Bhadrak, Bolangir, Deogarh, Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Nayagarh, Phulbani, Rairangpur, Rourkela, Sundargarh, Talcher, Keonjhar, Malkangiri, Nuapada, Bhanjanagar, Nabarangpur and Sonepur RTOs, sources added.

The new system will feature a state-of-the-art setup including video analytics technology and vast array of cameras and sensors.

From the entry of the vehicles to its inspection and driving test, everything will be conducted through digital methods.

The digital testing track sensors fitted at the track will judge the aspirant.

The scientifically-designed system with multiple high definition cameras will be put to assess the applicants against essential driving skills.

The driving skills of an applicant will be judged on parameters like seat belt, path change, lane driving, stop line, up-gradient, forward-8, reverse S and traffic junctions, sources said.

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