New Delhi, Mar 31 : The Delhi government on Wednesday said applicant seeking a learner’s licence for e-rickshaws can now approach the licensing authority directly, without any appointment.
As per an order issued by the Delhi government’s Transport department, “The applicant can directly approach the licensing authority of the concerned zone between 2 PM and 4 PM on every working day after depositing fees through the online software of Sarthi.”
In the past few months, the Delhi government has bring changes in the way zonal offices or regional transport offices (RTOs) operate in the city, with “faceless services” being launched for Registration Certificates (RCs) and licence-related activities, which are currently undergoing trials.
The department is planning to increase the faceless system to 70 essential services in two phases over the next few months.
The government has also given the option of appearing for the test for Driving licenses on Sundays to the people who find it difficult to take a test on working day, it said.
To promote electric vehicles under the Delhi EV Policy, 2020, the Delhi government will also be providing a subsidy of Rs 30,000 on the purchase of every e-rickshaw in the state, the statement said.
The government is also planning to provide a five per cent interest subvention on loans through the Delhi Finance Corporation (DFC) on the purchase of every such vehicle Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot said under the visionary leadership of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi government has made many improvements in the way transport services are provided. The Transport Department is committed to solving all challenges within the stipulated time.
”Also, if the applicants face any difficulty in this application process, then proper arrangements have been made by the department to help and guide them. Our aim is to successfully eliminate any type of waiting time by this uninterrupted system,” he said.