First automated test track for driving licence in January

First automated test track for driving licence in January
New Delhi: Delhi will get its first automated test track for issuing driving licences at Sarai Kale Khan on January 26, 2018.
The government will sign an MoU with Maruti Udyog on Wednesday for developing 12 tracks at different parts of the city in the presence of lieutenant governor Anil Baijal and chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at LG office, transport minister Kailash Gahlot said.
Apart from Sarai Kale Khan, 11 other tracks would come up within next six to nine months at Hauz Khas, Burari, Jharoda Kalan, Dwarka, Mayur Vihar, Pratap Nagar, Surajmal Vihar, Loni Border, Rohini, Raja Garden and Shakur Basti, Gahlot said.

These test tracks aim to ensure only qualified drivers get a permanent licence by undergoing tougher test, which would include manoeuvering vehicle on bends shaped like numeric 8, driving uphill in reverse on S-shaped tracks.

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The tracks would have cameras with sensors, making the process transparent and accurate. The sensor-based cameras would rate the driving skills of an applicant, based on which a licence would be issued. These tests are also expected to bring down accident numbers, transport department said. The tracks would cost around Rs 1 crore each and be spread over 1acre area.

Currently, over 1,500 licences are issued in Delhi every day and the test is carried out on road with usual traffic. The applicants have to drive largely on a straight road amidst traffic. The automated tracks would simulate tougher driving conditions where the range of driving skills would be tested, including reversing a vehicle, driving on hairpin bends, parallel parking, swerving the vehicle, among others.

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