June 1, 2017
It has been over 10 days and the wait continues for driving licence renewal at the North Regional Transport Office. The reason is the authorities began a software updating programme on May 19 and to date it has not been completed.
More than 200 people from Thudiyalur, Thoppampatti, Saravanampatti, and Periyanaickenpalyam areas are in the `queue’ after applying for driving licence, learner’s one, renewal and other works.
“The renewal date of my driving licence is June 3. I applied two weeks in advance through an authorised driving school. Till date, it is in the application stage. A black board in front of office says that owing to software updating, the work of Version 1 is stopped temporarily and can be continued once the updating process has been finished,” says M Loganathan, one among the many who are waiting for the updating to get over.,
One of the RTO official said that the software updating process is a regular one and should be over `soon’ and we are seeking public co-operation.
“The software update process will be finished in two days. The database of the licence holders has been sent to the National Informatics Centre. All over the country, the update process is going on to ensure that no fraud is committed. In the city, we are the first (RTO north) to update this process. From June 1, all RTO offices here will begin this process,” said office PRO Gothai Rani.