Punjab suggests raising the cost of a driving license by about 800%

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To boost revenue and improve traffic safety, the Punjab Police has put out a radical proposal to introduce a significant hike in driving license prices.

To get permission for the planned price increase across several license categories, the Inspector General (IG) Punjab recently sent a report to the provincial administration.

Significant changes will be visible across many license categories if the proposal receives the required approval.

There will be a startling 263.64% increase in motorcycle driving license payments, from their present level of Rs. 550 to Rs. 2,000.

An LTV license would also become noticeably more expensive, with the planned fee increase of 321.05%, from Rs. 950 to Rs. 4,000.

The cost of obtaining an HTV license would go from Rs. 450 to Rs. 4,000, representing an amazing percentage rise of 788.89%.

Along with these considerable changes, the learner license cost is also scheduled to undergo a large revision.

If approved, the cost of getting a learner’s permit will increase from the current Rs. 60 to Rs. 500, a staggering increase of 733.33%.

It’s critical to remember that the increased fees would apply to both local and international driving licenses.

If the plan is approved, an International Driving License will cost Rs. 4,000, which is a significant percentage increase over the current price.