Every individual driving a vehicle in India needs to have a driving license. If any person does not have the license and is found driving without it, a fine would be charged against him or her. This is the law as per the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988.
To get a permanent driving license one needs to apply for it and then appear for a driving test. One can go to the RTO office to apply for a permanent West Bengal New Driving License but with development in infrastructure, one can even apply for the same. This online process is very easy and it helps you save time and effort. However, if you are new to the online application process, you may not be comfortable.
Steps required to apply for a new driving license
To ease out things for you, we are laying down the steps that are required to apply for a new driving license in West Bengal
- Whether you are applying for a new driving license in West Bengal or any other state, you will have to start with the website of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways. Here is a link
- On this link, You can see a tab of “online services”. You have to click on this tab and you will get an option of “driving license-related services”. You need to click on this link and you will be directed to another window.
- On this new window, you need to select the state, and you will select West Bengal. The moment you select the state, you will be directed to another window.
- After selecting West Bengal as your state, you will be directed to another page. On this page, to the left, there will a stack of options and one of these options is “apply online”
- Under the “Apply Online” link there will further be more options. Out of the many options, these 2 will be the ones that you need to use “new learners license” and “new driving license”. Out of these 2, you will choose “new learners license” if you have not applied for the learner’s license. If you have a learners license, then you need to choose “new driving license”
- If you are choosing the “new learner’s license” you will be directed to a page which shows a few steps that you will have to follow and below these instructions will be a tab saying “continue” and you need to click this. Make sure to follow the steps that have been mentioned on this page.
7. When you are directed to the next page, you simply need to fill in the details properly, click on “submit” and you will be directed another form filling the page. Again fill in the details that you are asked for and submit required documents.
8. You will be asked to choose for a slot for the learner’s license (LL) test. Choose a date, pay the fee, and appear for the test. When you have cleared the test (have to answer 12 out of 20 questions correctly) you will be given the learner’s license which will be further used for getting the permanent license.
- If you have already got the learner’s license, you will have to choose a “new driving license”. Clicking on it will redirect you to this window shown below. Here also you will simply have to follow the instructions (filling in details, documents, etc.) and chose the date for the Driving license test.
The traffic rules in West Bengal and also in other states are getting more stringent day by day. This should be seen as a good thing as it will prevent accidents and road rage. Also with the increased strictness in the traffic rules, the facility to apply for a new license has been improved a lot. Thanks to the online procedure. If you have not yet applied for your new driving license, use the steps mentioned in this post, and easily get the license to drive a vehicle in West Bengal.
Related Questions and Answers
Question 1: If any person does not have the license and is found driving without it, what will happen as per the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988?
Answer 1: A fine would be charged against him or her.
Question 2: What makes you apply New DL online in West Bengal?
Answer 2: Its online process which is very easy helps you save time and effort too.
Question 3: For a new driving license in West Bengal or any other state, you will have to start with the website of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways. What is the link?
Answer 3: https://parivahan.gov.in/parivahan/
Question 4: How many steps are required to be fulfilled online for New Driving License in West Bengal?