The backlog caused by the pandemic-induced lockdown has resulted in Belagavi people having had to wait for up to 2 Months for a driving licence with RTO, Belagavi falling short of slots. Those with learner’s licence who have failed the driving test in the first attempt have had to wait for over a month to book a second driving test. As per the RTO rules, one has to get a regular driving licence within six months of getting a learner’s licence.
Slots Booking for Driving License waiting period displaying as slots unavailable for next 90 days and bookings closed since August last week. For the past two months, the Regional Transport Office in Belagavi near Sangolli Rayanna Circle has been flooded with applications after it remained shut during the lockdown and now faces a heavy rush from those who have a learner’s licence and are seeking a regular licence but no slots available for driving test. officials yet to open for booking slots. As per sources, Agents buying slots in advance in the name of others and selling them to people who are in urgency causing delay in getting slots for many.