Automated driving test tracks being used in Punjab to issue licences
By NewsX Bureau
| Monday, September 12, 2016 - 20:51
New Delhi: Sukhbir Singh Badal, the Deputy CM of Punjab and the son of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today took to Twitter to tweet on Punjab becoming the first state in the country to issue driving licences through automated driving test tracks.
He tweeted, "State-of-the-art automated driving tracks have been constructed at 22 district headquarters and 10 sub-divisions. These automated driving test centres have taken road safety to a next level by issuing driving licence to only trained drivers."
The 32 driving test centres are spread across Punjab, out of which 28 have automated driving test tracks. Though this may come as good news for the Punjab transport department, what is questionable is if Punjab is indeed the first state in the country to be issuing driving licences through automated driving test tracks.
As per sources, the state of Gujarat has already been using the automated driving test track to issue licences since the year 2013.
The Department of Port and Transport, Government of Gujarat which is entrusted with the responsibility of providing an efficient public transportation system, control of vehicular pollution, registration of vehicles in Gujarat, issuance of Driving licences, issuance of various permits, collection of road taxes provides all information on the following website: http://drivingtesttrack.in/index.htm
The Department provides Test on Track for two wheeler licence, four wheeler licence, as well as for heavy vehicle licence.
Sukhbir Singh Badal is an Indian politician who has been the Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab since 2009. He is also the president of the Sikh political party Shiromani Akali Dal.