Steep hike in driving licence, vehicle registration fees

The Central government on Friday announced a steep hike in the rates for application of driving license and vehicle registration.

Now, a driving test in order to procure a licence will cost Rs 500 which earlier cost Rs 250. Moreover, if one has to repeat the driving test, it will cost Rs 300 for every test.

Moreover, charges for issuing international driving permits has also gone up from Rs 500 to Rs 1,000. Charges for adding another class of vehicle to a driving licence have been raised from Rs 50 to Rs 100.

While fee for renewal of driving licence will continue to be Rs 200, that for renewal of driving licence for which application is made after the grace period has been increased from Rs 150 to Rs 300.

The fee for conducting test of a vehicle for grant or renewal of certificate of fitness has been increased from Rs 60 to Rs 200 and Rs 400 (for motorcycles: manual and automated), from Rs 200 to Rs 400 and Rs 600 (for three wheelers or light motor vehicle or quadricycle: manual and automated) and from Rs 500 to Rs 600 and Rs 1,000 (for medium or heavy motor vehicle: manual and automated).

(Agencies)