Driving License Must To Buy Bike: WB Govt

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Kolkata: In a move shrouded in ambiguity, the West Bengal government has ordered on Wednesday that people cannot buy or register a new Bike without having a valid driving license. West Bengal Transport department ordered all RTO.

The transport department sent a circular in this regard to all Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) and registered automobile dealers in West Bengal and instructed them not to sell or register new vehicles if buyers do not furnish their driving licences.

In a move shrouded in ambiguity, the West Bengal government has ordered on wednesday that people cannot buy or register a new Bike without having a valid driving licence. West Bengal Transport department ordered all RTO.

The state Transport department has already sent letters to all its Regional Transport Offices (RTOs), stating that the existing law in this connection has to be enforced properly. It may be mentioned that as per the Central Motor Vehicles Act, it is mandatory to show driving licence before buying a motorcycle.

A person interested in buying a motorcycle will have to produce driving licence to the dealer, who in turn will send the documents to the RTO. The applicants also have to appear before the RTO and show the driving licence. Only after the clearance is given by the RTO, can the dealer sell a motorcycle to a person.

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