Indore, the largest city in terms of population in the state of Madhya Pradesh, is all set to get an automated test track where computers will decide whether or not an applicant is eligble to get a driving license.
The move comes after the Madhya Pradesh Transport Minister Bhoopendra Singh Thakur had recently issued instructions to develop an ultra-modern automated driving test track at the RTO office.
A team of officials from the Indore RTO recently visited Punjab, which is the only state in India currently offering automated driving tests. The Punjab government has constructed state-of-the-art modern automated test tracks have in 22 district headquarters and 10 sub-divisions across the state.
Once an individual clears his or her tests at the automated track, the license is issued within a few hours instead of the current processing period of a week.
Indore's new RTo office already boasts of an automated test track, but it is not attached to the automated license issuing systems seen in Punjab. The track too needs a few structural changes.
Applicants will need to pay a small fee to take the automated test. If they pass the license will be issued in a few hours. However, if they fail, they can take the test again after one week after paying the testing fee again.