It’s closed again. Nepal won’t reopen driving licence applications anytime soon

Kathmandu, March 15

The hassles the public have to face in receiving a driving licence in Nepal are not over yet. Instead, it has become more difficult with the Department of Transport Management closing the application system once again.

Issuing a notice on Monday, the department said it closed the applications for an indefinite period as it wants to complete tests of the pending applicants. The notice says the service is closed until the next notice.

Officials say reopening the driving licence applications will take at least a few months now.

In the last two years, citing the Covid pandemic, the inefficient department has closed the online application system time and again whereas the lack of capacity to conduct tests of all applicants on time has put thousands of applicants waiting.

Meanwhile, many others are waiting for their licence to be printed even after passing the tests.

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