New Driving Licence Rules Applicable in India

What Are the New Driving Licence Rules in India?

What Are the Different Types of Driving Licences as Per the New Rule?

 

You can get a driving licence based on the type of vehicle you will drive. According to new driving licence rules, there are the following types as given in the table.

Type of Use

Licence Class

Type of Vehicle

Personal and permanent driving licence

MC 50CC

Motorcycles with 50 cc or less engine capacity

Personal and permanent driving licence

MC EX50CC

LMVs with gear and capacity of 50CC or more. E.g. Car, motorcycle.

Personal and permanent driving licence

MCWOG/FVG

Motorcycles with any engine capacity, however, without any gears. E.g. mopeds & scooters.

Personal and permanent driving licence

M/CYCL.WG

All motorcycles with and without gear

Personal and permanent driving licence

LMV-NT

Light motor vehicles (LMVs) for non-transport purposes

Commercial Driving licence

HMV

Heavy Motor Vehicles

Commercial Driving licence

HGMV

Heavy Goods Motor Vehicle

Commercial Driving licence

HPMV/HTV

Heavy passenger motor vehicle/Heavy transport vehicle

Commercial Driving licence

MGV

Medium goods vehicle

Commercial Driving licence

LMV

LMV - motorcars, delivery vans, jeeps, and taxis.

Commercial Driving licence

Trailer

Heavy trailer licence

These 2 are the most common types. Apart from these, there is an international driving licence for driving a vehicle in other countries.

What Are the New Rules to Apply for a Driving Licence?

What Are the Documents Required as per New RTO Rules for DL?

Fee Structure as per the New Rules for Driving Licences

 
The fees structure as per the new rules for driving licences is as follows.

Type of Driving licence

Fees (in ₹)

Learner’s licence

200

Learner licence renewal

200

International licence

1000

Permanent licence

200

Permanent licence renewal

200

Issue & renewal of licence for driving schools

10,000

Issue of renewed driver’s licence

200

Issue of duplicate licence for driving school

5,000

The new driving licence rules are implemented to address the issues responsible for the rising number of road accidents. The government is endeavouring to streamline and introduce precise and effective methods of driving training. India has a lack of skilled drivers. This new rule aims to solve this problem as well. Not just the driving test in front of the RTO , but rather each day at training will ensure better performance of the trainee to become an expert driver.

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