Getting a driving license made easier for hearing impaired people in Andhra Pradesh

The Regional Transport Department in Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh organized a two-day exclusive mela for hearing impaired people to make it easy for them to get a driving license.

The initiative was for people suffering from partial hearing loss and some other types of disabilities.

Among those who came for the mela was K. Lalitha, who came to book an online slot for the learner’s driving licence. The homemaker says she can now ride a two-wheeler without being questioned.

The entire process was made hassle-free. The slots could be booked through smart phones for convenience. There were also traffic awareness sessions. At the end of the mela, many people went back with a learner’s licence.

Traffic safety lessons were given with the assistance of a sign language translator. This enabled many applicants to do well in the test.

A similar mela will be held in June for hearing impaired applicants.

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