Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari has announced that soon there will be no human interface in granting driving licences to heavy vehicle drivers in the country. He has launched the scheme for District Driving Training Centres in New Delhi.
Sukhad Yatra mobile application has been prepared by National Highways Authority of India, NHAI, to empower the Highway user. The key feature of the app includes provision for the user to enter road quality-related information or to report any accident or pothole on the highway.
It also provides users with real-time data related to waiting time expected at Plazas and various facilities like points of interest, highway nest/nest mini, etc., available across the highway. The app can also be used by the users to purchase the FASTag tag and further facilitate the highway user experience.
The process of approving such driving licenses will be made fully computerised. The Minister also launched Sukhad Yatra mobile App and Toll-free Emergency number (1033) for highway users.
At least one model driving training centre will be set up in each district of the State or UT. financial assistance of up to Rs. 1 Crore will be provided by the Ministry.