RTO's in Delhi will reintroduce driving skills testing.

The testing had previously been halted due to an increase of Covid-19 cases in the city. With the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) enabling government buildings to reopen, the state transport department on Friday ordered the resumption of driving skill tests and learner's license tests on Saturday, which had previously been postponed due to the increase in Covid-19 cases.

With immediate effect, the suspension of activities relating to Driving License (DL) Skill Tests and Learning License (LL) Tests is withdrawn. The directive said that "all Zonal Authorities District Transport Officers (DTOs) shall take all required procedures and efforts to restart the operations of DL Skill Tests and LL Tests."

These services were discontinued on January 6 to halt the spread of Covid-19 cases after the country saw a third wave of illnesses (the fifth for Delhi).

The Zonal Deputy Commissioners (Transport) and District Transport Officers (DTOs) are additionally ordered to ensure that all Covid-19 protocols/appropriate behavior such as sanitization/social distancing/wearing of masks, etc. are followed in accordance with DDMA standards while conducting the Driving License Skill Test. This is a matter that requires the permission of a competent authority, it stated.

With the city's low hospitalization rate and daily Covid-19 tally in mind, the emergency management board relaxed certain pandemic restrictions on Thursday.

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