Over 95,000 applicants issued DL after new MV Act in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Out of total applicants, over 95,000 have been issued driving licence (DL) after enforcement of new Motor Vehicles (MV) Act in Odisha, informs Commerce & Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera in Assembly today.

Total 1,44,675 persons have applied for DL at various regional transport offices (RTOs) in the state between September 1 and November 24 this year, out of which 95,266 have availed the document.

Similarly, out of total 8,89,093 applicants for learner’s licence (LL), the licence has been issued to 5,25,968 during the above period.

In a reply to a written question by MLA Devi Ranjan Tripathy, the minister told the House that total 63,027 have applied for LL at Bhubaneswar RTO-I, of which 45,351 have been provided the LL. Out of 12,545 applicants for DL, the licence has been issued to 8,102 by RTI-I in Bhubaneswar.

Moreover, total 31,637 persons have applied for LL at RTO-II in the city, out of which 24,987 availed it. Out of total 7,109 DL applicants, the authorities have issued the DL to 5,505 at RTO-II.

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