More then 200,000 drivers await smart licenses

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New licence holders and  who have applied for the renewal haven’t received their licences yet.

According to the office, 354,000 have received their smart licences whereas 203,000 papers are yet to be printed.

Those who have passed their licence examination a year ago haven’t received their smart licences and make do with the receipt instead.

“I’ve been going to the transport office every few months. They always tell me to come back later,” says Ranjana Maharjan, who passed her tests 10 months ago.

The transport office says that the reason for the delay is due to the inefficient printing machine which can only print around 5,000 licences a day.Another reason for the delay is that licences from all districts are printed in the transport office at Ekantkuna.

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