Also note that your renewed license is only issued until the age of 50. and NOT 20 years as in your earlier license.
Feb 1997 Bajaj KB125 RTZ 49K km
Mar 2003 Tata Indica V2 LSi 128K km
Jan 2007 Tata Safari 3.0 DiCOR EX 4x4 148K km
Aerodynamics are for people who canít build engines!
anonymous : I've had one of those paper thingies until recently. Since my original 'paper' was missing I got a new one instead of going for the renewal. And I got it done through my regular contact at the RTO. Yes, you can do it. ( I do not know the legal issues but yes I've known folks having more than one from different places). Other option would be, to get an FIR stating that you 'lost' your license and proceed to get one from the new place.
Most of my friends also had obtained their first license around the time I got mine. Apart from the ones that are still in the same (issuing) Dist. have new licenses. And everyone gave up on the 'right channels'. All the best! And one more insignificant point, Ensure they get the right spelling, address when they do the 'data entry' for your 'creditcard' license, usually happens after they take a pic of you through their webcam (at the right time, when ur twitching ur nose, winking or yawning or having any other such expression on your face). Always be kind to the computer 'specialists' and treat them with respect so that they correct all the errors before they print it. All the very best!
Completed the balance formalities in 15 minutes flat & hope to get my renewed license in 7 days time through Speedpost.
Total cost Rs 362/- including Dr Certificate ( Rs 100/-) which will not be required for most members as it is applicable only for those aged above 50.
I can vouch for the Jayangar RTO to be most user friendly in transferring cars as well as License renewals as I have got both these work done directly without any hassles whatsoever or paying 1 Re Bribe or being made to run around in circles.
BTW for those who are intending to visit Jayanagar RTO, the office has shifted from the shopping complex to the Building above the new Jayanagar Bus Stand across the street
Last edited by shravank30; 25th Jan 2012 at 06:45.
My dad got his licenced renewed last year and all that he had to do was submit all the paper work properly and he was out in 30mins and the smart card was sent home by post the week after. Even my brother got his license updated to a smart card the same day.
I was supposed to do the same as I lost my license recently, but I was asked to come with an affidavit as I didn't have any other ID proof or address proof. Planning to go get my smart card done next week.
And no, neither dad or bro had to bribe anyone. Dad had to get a medical examination done though! And neither will I be bribing an agent to get the work done.
RTOs these days are quite efficient if you have the patience to do the work the right way without trying to take shortcuts. More importantly, it's ppl with no proper documentation that take the easier route of approaching the agent.
Will let you guys know by next week how long it took me at the RTO to get my license.
Btw, this is Yeshwantpur RTO.
2002 Tata Indica DLS.
2004 Suzuki Zen - A G13B eater.
2005 Suzuki Baleno - India's fastest Naturally Aspirated Baleno timed on a drag strip officially!
2008 Suzuki Swift VDi - The Rattle King.
2011 Chevrolet Cruze - A monster in the making.
There was a small delay as they were out of smart cards.
However, It had a spelling error in the name, so took it back to the RTO & deposited it for correction last week.
There was no argument or fees to be paid, as it was their mistake in entering the name in the computer.
Collected the corrected Card yesterday in a few minutes
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