The online application system for driving license has been closed indefinitely.
The Department of Transport Management issued a notice yesterday (March 14) stating that it has stopped accepting new applications from today (March 15) until further notice.
According to Loknath Bhusal, director of the department, new applications have been stopped to expedite the processing of applications received so far.
“The online application system for driver’s licenses has been closed until further notice, as the processing of online applications has to be completed as soon as possible” a statement from the department said, “We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.”
New drivers have been hit even harder as the process of applying for a new license has been postponed.
Earlier, the applicants had been complaining that they could not fill up the application due to ‘system down’, resulted by high flow of applicants in the department’s online registration system.
For the first time, the department had stopped applying for a new driver’s license in April 2020, citing the Corona epidemic.
The applicants were excited after the department introduced the arrangement of filling up as many forms as possible to provide ‘visit date’.
However, the department had stopped the application in April 2021, citing the problem of the second wave of corona epidemic.
The system, which has been running since October 2021, has been postponed again from today.
The department has stated that the number of applicants applying for the ‘visit date’ has been high and its management has been given priority.
However, despite the large number of applicants, the department and its offices in different states have not been able to manage it properly.
Licensing offices are not able to conduct the examination on time.