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Over 500,000 applicants waiting for driving licence tests across Nepal

File image: A queue for driving licences at the Transport Management Office in Ekantakuna.

Kathmandu, February 8

In the past one and a half months, the government collected over 500,000 applications for driving licence tests from across the country.

Officials say the excessively high number is a result of the halt in the application for nine months last year due to the Covid-19 crisis, and a recent decision to remove the ceiling on the number of per-day applications.

Consequently, the applicants now will have to wait for several months for a written test and the trial.

Read here to learn how to apply for and obtain a driving licence in Nepal. You can submit your application online.

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