Dubai: 1,200 people appear for road tests daily

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By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: Demand for driving licences has increased drastically in Dubai, with 126,631 passing out last year, up from 98,717 two years ago, Gulf News has learnt.

Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf news archives A student enrolled for new driving license getting necessary instructions by the instructor before going on the road. As many as 1,200 applicants appear for road tests everyday, passing out at a rate of 34.38 per cent, up from 32 per cent in 2012.
Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf news archives A student enrolled for new driving license getting necessary instructions by the instructor before going on the road. As many as 1,200 applicants appear for road tests everyday, passing out at a rate of 34.38 per cent, up from 32 per cent in 2012.

As many as 1,200 applicants appear for road tests everyday, passing out at a rate of 34.38 per cent, up from 32 per cent in 2012.

Catering to the growing demand, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is in the process of adding training centres across Dubai even as Dubai Driving Centre opened a state of the art institution in Qusais on Tuesday.

“We have seen tremendous growth in applications since early last year and we are looking to add capacity and spread the centres across different areas of Dubai. With an eye on Expo 2020 we are looking to expand further and we are in talks with some of our partners to open more branches in next two years,” Ahmad Hashem Behroozian, CEO of RTA’s Licensing Agency, said after inaugurating the 13 driving licence training centre in Dubai. More info

 

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