RTO will come to College

Bangalore: College students will no longer have to go to the Regional Transport Office (RTO) to get a Learner’s Licence. Transport Minister R Ashok said the motor vehicle inspectors functioning under various RTO limits would visit campuses once a month and communicate directly with the principals or officials designated by them. “They will be given the results and based on the recommendation of the principals, we will issue the LL.”

The state transport department plans to implement the new project in 10 days in one of the colleges in Jayanagar. It will later be extended to 10 others in the city. It was the BJP’s student wing, Akhila Bharatiya Vidyarti Parishad (ABVP), that had made the demand to Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa. After a brief consultation with the CM, Transport Minister R Ashok said, “It will be the transport department’s generous gesture to the city’s student community. If it is successful, it will be extended to the rest of the state”.

Though the initiative is good for students who are keen to ride bikes, it will mean an added burden for college principals. The motor vehicle inspectors functioning under various RTO limits would visit campuses once a month and communicate directly with the principals. They will be given the results and based on the recommendation of the principals, students will get their Learner’s Licence. However, to get the Driving Licence, students will have to appear personally before the RTO.

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