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New driving test, lisence rules from Ist, June. Here are new fees, penalties

ZT Web Desk

New Delhi: Starting June 1, 2024, getting a driver’s licence in India is set to become more convenient, thanks to new regulations announced by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Applicants will now have the option to take their driving tests at private driving training centres, marking a shift from the traditional practice of using government-run Regional Transport Offices (RTOs).

Starting June 1, 2024, you can take your driving test at private driving training centres instead of RTOs.
Authorisation: These private institutions will be authorised to conduct tests and issue certificates for licence eligibility.
You can apply for a driver’s licence online via You can also visit RTO to file an application through a manual process.
Application fees
The application fee depends on the licence type. You will need to visit the RTO to submit documents and demonstrate your driving skills for license approval.
Licensing-related fees and charges:
Learner’s Licence (Form 3): Rs 150
Learner’s Licence Test (or repeat test): Rs 50
Driving Test (or repeat test): Rs 300
Driving Licence Issue: Rs 200.00
International Driving Permit: Rs 1,000
Addition of Another Vehicle Class to Licence: Rs 500
Driving Licence Renewal: Rs 200
Late Renewal (after grace period): Rs 300 + Rs 1,000 per year or part thereof from the expiration of the grace period.
Driving Instruction School Licence Issue/Renewal
Duplicate Licence for Driving Instruction School: Rs 5,000
Appeal Against Licensing Authority Orders: Rs 500
Change of Address or Other Particulars in Driving Licence: Rs 200
Stricter penalties
Speeding fines: The fine for speeding remains between Rs 1,000 and Rs 2,000.
Minors driving: A minor caught driving will face a fine of Rs 25,000.
The vehicle owner’s registration card will be cancelled, and the minor will be ineligible for a licence until they turn 25, according to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.



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