Bhubaneswar: As many as 8,89,093 persons have applied for Learners’ Licence (LL) in Odisha as on November 24, 2019, since enforcement of amended Motor Vehicles Act (MV Act) 2019 on September 1 this year.
This was revealed by Commerce & Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera in the State Assembly here today in a written reply to a question from BJD member Debi Prasad Mishra.
The Minister told the House that out of the 8,89,093 persons have applied for Learners’ Licence (LL), 5,25,968 have been issued with LLs.
Similarly, out of 1,44,675 applicants for Driving Licence (DL), 95,266 have been issued with DLs, the Minister added.
The Minister said that a total of 63,027 persons have applied for issue of LL in Bhubaneswar RTO-1 and out of these 45,351 have been issued with LL. Likewise, 12,545 persons have applied for DL at RTO-1 Bhubaneswar out of which 8,102 have been issued DLs, he added.
Similarly, a sum total of 31,637 persons have applied for LL at RTO-II Bhubaneswar, out of these 24,978 have been issued with LLs, while out of 7,109 who have applied for DL, 5,505 have been issued with DLs, the Minister informed the House.
As many as 125 middlemen/dalals have been arrested till date from different Regional Transport Offices across the State.