14 October 2019
Bhubaneswar: With the amended Motor Vehicles Act coming into effect from September 1, 2019, RTO offices and pollution testing centres across the State witnessed a rush for LL, DL and other vehicle related documents.
Barely over a week later, Odisha government announced a three months relaxation on implementation of the Act. However, a lesson had been learnt and number of people queuing at the RTO offices and pollution testing centres increased day by day.
A month after the Act came into force, OMMCOM NEWS visited RTO zone-I and a pollution testing centre in Bhubaneswar and interacted with public to understand if there has been any improvement in the situation.
It was found that the situation remains the same at the RTO office with people still standing in queues for hours together for submitting applications for LL, DL or other vehicle related documents.
However, the pollution testing centres are no more crowded. Earlier, vehicle owners had to get a token each and stand in queue for hours for their turn but now they don't have to undergo the ordeal and receive the pollution under control (PUC) certificate within minutes.