Sounds unbelievable, right? But it’s true, and not only for driving licences, but even Registration Certificates (RC).

The RTO, Pune is all set to make this a reality from today, September 1. Other neighbouring RTOs like those at Pimpri Chinchwad, Baramati, Solapur and Akluj will start doing so from September 11.

In the present system, one usually appears for a test and collects the licence from the relevant RTO after 4-5 days. This new method is sure to ease worries for a lot of people who have to travel long distances more than once just for this purpose.

One good thing to come out of all this is that hopefully, the number of fake licences just might lessen. This is also likely to reduce the usual chaos in the premises, courtesy the hundreds of people who visit the RTO daily.

So, going forward, you need not visit the RTO office to collect these documents personally. However, to ensure that they are delivered to your house, you should provide a correct and accurate address while filling in the application form, as delivery will be via the post office, not a courier company who would call to verify the address. A charge of Rs.50 will be levied towards postal charges.

However, as of now this is valid only for permanent driving licences and not learner licenses. Hopefully this meets with more success than it did at Bombay recently, with a huge pile of returned licences for want of correct addresses.