The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) has stated that it will process up to 5,000 driving license applications each day.
The department’s information officer, Loknath Bhusal, online applications have been open since Monday evening, and 21 transportation offices across the country will process 5,000 applications per day. “We’ve set a quota of 21 offices across the country, and we can’t accept more than 5,000 applications every day,” he continued.
With a quota of 5,000 applications, it appears that applying online will be challenging.
The driver’s license written and trial examinations were halted on April 29, however the Bagmati Provincial Government has begun conducting written and trial examinations from September 5.
More than 300,000 online service seekers in the Kathmandu Valley alone have not been allowed to take the trial exams, according to the DoTM. During the months of January to April, more than 700,000 service seekers filled out online applications in anticipation of the trials.
However, the date for examinations has been set for January 2022 since the Transportation Management Office has been unable to meet the demands of service recipients.
According to the department, 300,000 to 400,000 service seekers in the Kathmandu Valley are still awaiting the trial. Within 3-4 months, they will be allowed to take part in the examinations.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic reached Nepal, the number of two-wheeler purchases has more than doubled, according to the NADA Automobiles Association of Nepal.
However, because the Department of Transportation Management is under the federal government and the Transportation Management Offices are under the provincial government, there is a lack of cooperation. There has been a challenge in providing timely services due to the enormous number of people applying for licenses.