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Punjab Increases Driving License Fee By a Massive 1566%

The Lahore Traffic Police has informed citizens that the provincial government has decided to massively increase the driving license fee for cars and motorcycles.

According to an announcement on X, the caretaker Punjab government has increased the fee for obtaining a driver’s license by 1566%, from Rs. 60 to Rs. 1000.

However, the traffic police stated that citizens have until December 31 to get their licenses at the current rate. Effective from January 1, 2024, motorists will have to pay Rs. 1000 as a license fee.

The decision by the provincial government is being widely criticized on social media. Netizens think that when motorists have started complying with traffic regulations, the massive fee increase seems disproportionate.

Many argued that this abrupt increase could deter responsible driving practices, placing an undue burden on law-abiding citizens actively contributing to road safety.

Previously, the city traffic police had also increased fines for learner’s permit holders. The police announced that it will not be registering cases against learner’s permit holders, however, they will be fined Rs. 2000.

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  • Fee should not be increased too much 100 or 200 for learner is enough as like this the people will be demotivated & may be most of the students or poor families can’t even efford this fee.
    It is requested not to increase any charges for learner or renewal.

  • Not agreed. Because they already implemented. I have payed almost 880/- rupees for my bike and car license. Where for learner was 180/- and for computer and drive test have payed 700/-
    Too much slow process due to high license requests submitted

  • Cair tacer government is in legal,not authorised public relatid desecion ,I am not agree ,zulmy Azeem

  • What a business! First you catch those people who don’t have licence put FIR on them! Scare people so they rush to make licence and charge 1k per person and make millions in one day!! Hat’s off to the corrupt officers!! 😒

  • These corrupt peoples are making our lives miserable day by day, they are not capable of anything at all 😔😔😔

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