The rate for duplicate driving licenses has been increased from Rs 500 to Rs 1,000. An additional payment of Rs 260 including card amount and service charge is required. As a result, a duplicate license can be obtained only on payment of Rs. 1260/-.
Duplicate licenses can be obtained by those who have lost their license due to various reasons. Applicants pay Rs 200 for a smart card but are still issued a laminated card. The Department of Motor Vehicles has decided to switch to a centralized license printing system, which issues licenses on smart cards, but to no avail. Officials say they can expect a driver’s license on a smart card by early 2021.