Kathmandu, January 9
The Department of Transport Management is about to change the format of theoretical examination prior to obtaining vehicle driving licence into computer-based as opposed to handwritten format currently being practised.
Gogan Bahadur Hamal, director-general of the department, informed that applicants will be able to take the theoretical examination through the computer at the concerned transport office.
Once this arrangement comes into force, those who want to take the theoretical test will have to fill out the online form and they will be notified about the date and time of the examination.
According to him, once the system is implemented, the examiner will be able to know the results as soon as they complete the test. Moreover, the computers will be linked to the computer server of the traffic police and the results will be immediately transferred there.
“Licence applicants must have at least general mechanical knowledge of vehicles,” said Hamal, adding, “Moreover, they are also required to be aware of the driving rules and regulations.”
This is a step towards making the process of getting driving licences more stringent, said Hamal.
“The department is gearing up to move towards automation,” he said, adding that it will, however, take at least a few months to make the necessary preparations before the computerised system can be introduced.
According to Hamal, after the basic infrastructure for conducting computer-based examinations has been set up, around 8,000 licence a