For obtaining a permanent driving licence, you will no longer be required to drive a car or a two-wheeler. At regional transport offices (RTOS) in the city, rural, and east, simulators have been installed. Those who fail the test will be given simulator training to practise driving vehicles.
Sixty-five simulators have been implemented in the state’s RTOS in order to prevent vehicle drivers from making mistakes that result in road accidents. For this, the Road Safety Fund has invested Rs. 33.90 crore.
Two simulators each have been installed in the
three RTOS of the city. The machines have been installed in City RTO in 1 the room adjoining learn eers’ licence section.
A simulator is a comput erised equipment that replicates all the road con ditions. The aspiring licence seeker is made to drive through rain,
incline, slope, highway, tunnel, kuccha road, etc created by the simulator during the test. The machine records the per formance of the candidate. It produces a report that mentions the mistakes made by her/him.
City RTO Ravindra Bhuyar Times that the machines would greatly help the transport department in issuing permanent licences. “The candidate will become confident of driving through a crowded road, manoeuvre his vehi cle over a speed breaker or a slope after appearing for the simulator test. We are confident that the number of road accidents will go down.” he said.