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Driving Licence in Delhi

Driving Licence in DelhiAccording to the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988, no citizen of India can drive a vehicle without a license. The license issuing authority in India is the Regional Transport Office (RTO) of each state where the individual is issued a license after he passes a driving test and a theory test.

Types of Driving Licenses in India:

There are two types of licenses in India:

Learner’s Driving License:

This is a temporary license, valid only for six months from the date of issue.
Fees: Rs. 30

Permanent Driving License:

A Permanent Driving License is issued to one 30 days from the date of issue of the learner’s license. An individual is eligible for this license if he can prove that he knows how to drive, vehicle systems, traffic signs, rules and regulations. It is valid for 20 years from the date of issue or till the individual turns 50 years of age, whichever is earlier.
Fees: Rs. 240

A Permanent Driving License is further divided into:

Motorcycle License:

This is issued to riders of motorbikes, scooters and mopeds

Light Motor Vehicle License:

Anyone driving a car, sedan, taxi, auto rickshaw or sport utility vehicle is eligible for this license

Heavy Motor Vehicle License:

Drivers of lorries, trucks, buses, cranes and tourist coaches are eligible for this license.

Other kinds of driving licenses include:

Duplicate Driving License:

This license is issued in case of theft, loss or mutilation of a driving license. Such a license is valid for the same period as the original license. If the lost license has expired over six months prior to the FIR being lodged, it needs permission from the Headquarters of the Transport Department.
Fees: Rs. 165

Documents required:

A replacement driving license in case of loss, theft or mutilation can be issued if the following documents are produced:
  • FIR of the lost license
  • Challan and clearance report from RTO Office
  • Application in Form LLD
  • Photocopy of original license

International Driving License:

An International Driving License is generally issued to individuals for one year. Anyone wanting this license should collect it from his home country within a year.

Documents required:

Address proof, birth certificate, valid passport and visa while applying.
Fees: Rs. 500

Eligibility for a permanent driving license in Delhi:

  • One must be 18 years of age to apply for a permanent driving license.
  • He should also have a valid learner’s license.
  • He should apply between 30 days and 180 days of the learner’s license being issued.
  • An individual, 20 years of age at least and a in possession of a Learner’s License, can procure a license for commercial vehicles.
  • He must be well-versed with the traffic rules and regulations.

How to procure a permanent driving license in Delhi:

To procure a permanent driving license in Delhi, approach the Transport Zonal Office for the license. Mention of the Transport Department Zonal Office code is made in the registration certificate/No. from where you can find out the address of the registering authority. The breakup of the registration number will tell you the address of registering Zonal Office. For further details, click here

Renewing a Driving License in India:

Permanent driving licenses must be renewed within 30 days of the date of expiry.

Documents required:

  • Application as in Form No. 9
  • Fees of Rs. 250 and penalties, as applicable
  • Two copies of one’s recent passport size photograph
  • Original Driving license
  • Attested copies of proof of age and residence
  • Form No. 1  self-declaration of physical fitness

Online Driving license in Delhi:

To apply for your driving license online, book your appointment in advance. Pay your fees online to avoid long queues. Remember to reach the Zonal Office at least 15 minutes before your appointment so that you have sufficient time to have your documents verified. Ensure that all the relevant documents required for the purpose are with you.

Zonal Office in Delhi

North Delhi
Transport Department, Mall Road
Phone: 23819191, 23819192

New Delhi
Transport Department,
Ip Depot Phone No.
Phone: 23378886, 23378877

South Delhi
Transport Department, Dda Market,
Sheikh Sarai
Phone No. :29259800, 29253535

West Delhi
Transport Department, Community Centre, B-Block, Ground Floor, Janakpuri
Phone: 25551618, 25531002

North East Delhi

Transport Department,
Loni Road, Near Power House, Shahdara Phoneno
Phone: 22813475

Central Delhi
Transport Department,
ISBT, Sarai Kale Khan Phone No.
Phone: 24351100

East Delhi
Transport Department,
DTC Depot
Mayur Vihar Ph-I
Phone: 22753800

North West Delhi
Transport Department,
Dtc Depot, Wazirpur Delhi
Phone: 27217642

South West Delhi
Transport Department,
B-Block, Community Centre Ist Floor, Janakpuri
Phone: 25624064, 25163615

West Delhi
Transport Department, Dtc Depot, Raja Garden
Phone: 25163616

North West Delhi
Transport Department,
Dtc Depot, Rohini,
Phone: 27563535

South West Delhi
Transport Department
Dtc Depot, Vasant Vihar
Phone No. 26146498

East District
Transport Department
Cbd Ground,
Surajmal Vihar
Phone:22383900

Timings of Zonal Offices:
For public dealings:  8.30 AM to 12.00 PM
General Office timings:  8.30 AM to 4.00 PM

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