After a gap of almost one-and-a-half months, the Department of Transport Management (DoTM) has started accepting applications for driving licences across the country from today.
Tulsi Ram Aryal, spokesperson for DoTM, informed that it has started accepting online applications for vehicle trial across the country, except from Province 2, from today. According to him, vehicle trial application for Province 2 could not be opened today after Province 2 informed that it will open the paused vehicle trial applications on its own after a few days.
Earlier, DoTM had halted the driving licence issuance process (receiving applications, holding written examinations and driving trials) completely from mid-June citing DoTM offices had to prioritise works regarding retrial and revenue calculation and management of fiscal 2017-18 during that period. As a result, thousands of service-seekers had been affected. “We have finished the retrial process and revenue calculation and management of last fiscal,” informed Aryal.
Meanwhile, DoTM has said that it will intensify the distribution of smart driving licences in the coming days. Currently, almost 400,000 people who have completed vehicle trial are awaiting their smart driving licences. Due to lack of enough smart cards and printing machines, service seekers are compelled to wait for several months to acquire their smart driving licences.
“A few new smart licence printing machines have already arrived. We will print smart driving licences with six to seven printing machines in three different shifts to assure that people get their smart driving cards within a few weeks of completing the vehicle trial,” informed Aryal.
Source The Himalayan Times