Monday, July 12, 2010

Just 17 minutes.... and get your driving license renewed (PUNE)

Complaints .... no blog post since long time ! Trust me friends...it is no more fun time for me since past 4 months. My gtalk status is "Deadly Busy". But I am committed for sharing my knowledge. Here you go with some interesting stuff...

17 Minutes and get your driving license renewed.

I posted a comment on Face Book a few weeks ago and was very well appreciated by friends because I helped my father to get his driving license renewed in 17 minutes at Pune RTO Office.

Here is the summary of process-


1. Download the Renewal/Duplicate Application (Form 1, Form LLD) form from the website – http://www.rtopune.info/drivinglicenses.htm
2. Fill up the form completely and carefully.
3. Carry: Before you go to RTO Pune, carry with you – Pen, White Paper, Glue Stick, a stapler with pins and change for 50, 100, 500, 1000 rupees.
4. Senior Citizen: In case you are a senior citizen, you also need to get a medical certificate of your fitness from the doctor. The recognize doctor is available at RTO Pune premises. He wears a “Rajesh Khanna” cap and any person at RTO Pune office can help you to find him. He carry no expression on his face, has an executive assistant to fill up the form. He seats under a tree or in a Maruti Van. His fees are Rs. 30 for the certificate. Else, you may also get serious certificate from your family doctor.
5. Supporting Documents: Original License, Application Form, 2 Photographs, Medical Fitness Certificate if applicable and supporting documents (if change of address) etc. and then please head up towards Block B.
6. Verification: Application needs to be verified from RTO officer before you pay fees and impressed your thumb on machine.
7. Application verification Q is difficult to find. But if you are heading Block B, then to your right hand, you will find a small window with about 5-7 people wandering around it. On the left side of window, Mr. Ganesh has pictured a "Heart Shape" for his lover Ms. Manjula..... Anyways....the RTO Lady Officer helps you to verify the form.
8. There are 9 instructions written on the wall on how to tie up an application. I believe all government offices in India are schooled in “Puneri Patya” !
9. Officer will verify the form, write fees on the form.
10. You will then move to Cash Counter. Pay fees… do not fight with the officers for the change. This instruction is applicable for any government office in India.
11. Please then go to the room adjacent to cash counter. They will take your photo and thumb impression on computer.  Thats it...done 17 minutes ... your duplicate/renewed license is done.
12. Driving License need to be collected from main building after 20 days.


I strongly believe that if you are a good citizen (not involved or wish to involve in any crime), you should get your work done peacefully. To my experience, people cry due to the perception that Government offices are meant to exploit them.  This is wrong perception - I got my new driving license, new passport, marriage certificate (only one) without help of any agent/ middlemen.

More blog posts will be published in near future.  Meanwhile, do not hesitate to take a quick tour of my another (new) blog space - http://www.10naliraman.blogspot.com/

Cheers!
~Ambarish

Disclaimer: Writer of the blog post is not a RTO agent.  Content of this blog post are meant for education only.  Any action or decision based on this blog post is the sole responsibility of reader. Driving licenses are issued at discrition of Government of Maharashtra - Road Transport Office and writer is in no way challange their authority nor assure any outcome from this blog post.

48 comments:

  1. Great and very helpful and delighted that you can write it with humor. I am going next week and try your steps. Thanks.

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    1. Thx vv useful. Want to add in case ur transferring ur licence from any where in India then u need. Noc from state in my case I was from Hyderabad to Pune .. things got done in 1 day ...40 min application submission and collection in the evening.. filled up change of address form at pune and followed every thing above ...it took about 45 days to get the license though.. but am feeling proud that I did it my self. Thx

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  2. Good one its answered all my queries

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  3. Ambarish Vaidya's blog "Just 17 Minutes..." was exactly what I was looking for. Very valuable and very practical guide. Thanks very much, Ambarish!
    Other sites I referred to (before I found Ambarish Vaidya's blog) were like:
    http://www.mahatranscom.in/index.aspx --> License -- > Renewal of Driving License
    http://www.rto.org.in/maharashtra-rto.htm
    http://www.india.gov.in/howdo/service_detail.php?formid=208&service=6
    http://citizencentre.virtualpune.com/html/driving-licences-faqs.shtml

    I visited Sangam Bridge RTO on 5th Oct at 10:30am.
    One gentleman loitering in the compound, on my enquiry, pointed me to Dr V V Mishra.
    For Rs 50, Dr Mishra completed my medical certificate.
    Per Ambarish Vaidya's advise, proceeded to Block B Form Verification counter (Counter# 1); the officer was not there; after a 10 mins wait he arrived (yeah, no lady officer for me) and put his notes on my application, exactly as described by Ambarish Vaidya. Then I moved to cash counter, paid Rs 300, collected receipt. I suppose the DL would arrive by post in some time, I am not sure how much.
    FYI...my address has not changed, it remains same.
    I was not required to do either biometric or photograph. Last one was done in 2007.
    I had arrived at RTO at 10:25 and was out before 11.
    It was like a dream. All thanks to Mr Ambarish Vaidya and the order at RTO.
    Kind regards...
    ...A K Srivastava

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  4. Ambarish Vaidya's blog "Just 17 Minutes..." was exactly what I was looking for. Very valuable and very practical guide. Thanks very much, Ambarish!
    Other sites I referred to (before I found Ambarish Vaidya's blog) were like:
    http://www.mahatranscom.in/index.aspx --> License -- > Renewal of Driving License
    http://www.rto.org.in/maharashtra-rto.htm
    http://www.india.gov.in/howdo/service_detail.php?formid=208&service=6
    http://citizencentre.virtualpune.com/html/driving-licences-faqs.shtml

    I visited Sangam Bridge RTO on 5th Oct at 10:30am.
    One gentleman loitering in the compound, on my enquiry, pointed me to Dr V V Mishra.
    For Rs 50, Dr Mishra completed my medical certificate.
    Per Ambarish Vaidya's advise, proceeded to Block B Form Verification counter (Counter# 1); the officer was not there; after a 10 mins wait he arrived (yeah, no lady officer for me) and put his notes on my application, exactly as described by Ambarish Vaidya. Then I moved to cash counter, paid Rs 300, collected receipt. I suppose the DL would arrive by post in some time, I am not sure how much.
    FYI...my address has not changed, it remains same.
    I was not required to do either biometric or photograph. Last one was done in 2007.
    I had arrived at RTO at 10:25 and was out before 11.
    It was like a dream. All thanks to Mr Ambarish Vaidya and the order at RTO.
    Kind regards...
    ...A K Srivastava

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  5. Ambarish, very precise information indeed and thanks for the same. Sometimes I think we curse the government departments that things do not work there without touts/ bribes without even giving it a fair try. I went there today to renew my license and get a duplicate copy of my wife’s license. Other than locating the section, the process was very straightforward and the staff too was very helpful.

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  6. Hi Ambarish - Great info. would like to add my two bit as comments so that it will help readers of your blog as well. My case was renewal as well as change of Address (from Mumbai RTO to Pune RTO). One therefore needs an NOC from RTO Mumbai to be submitted to RTO Pune along with address change / renewal form. I thought this would be smooth sailing as I already got the NOC from RTO Mumbai.

    Window No 1 - Block B - sends me to ARTO (Mr Deshmukh) as my case is change of address from Mumbai RTO to Pune RTO although I have already got the NOC

    Mr ARTO is late for work and ambles in at 11:40 AM. I have been waiting for over 1 hour outside his office
    After that I go to Mr Grumpy who now verifies all my documents and writes the fees to be paid (They call this "pavti" - receipt ). It is 350/- which I need to pay at another Window behind (same block). After payment I get a receipt and am told to go for photo. They just point their finger and I am lost.
    There are a couple of Biometric cabins and I am standing in the learner's license Biometric queue, I realise the mistake in around 20 mins and locate the correct Biometric room. This fellow finishes my pic and fingerprint but give me the forms back. Go to Window no. 6
    Window No. 6 has a old aunty who also has the biometric machine but she says go to Window no. 1 which was already covered by me. Bewildered I again staff in the window no. 1 queue but askt the gent in front of me who seems to be an agent. He says all my formalities are over and I need to just submit the form to the Biometric fellow.
    I locate the right Biometric fellow who takes my form and tells me to go. The biometric done in nother room is sufficient as the database is the same.

    If it was not for my NOC - change of city address and me getting the right window and biometric queue this would indeed be a walk in the clouds. Total official fees paid INR 350 and fees paid to the Doc - IN# 30. time taken (10:30 to 12:45 PM including 1 hr wait outside ARTO for 1 minute work )

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    1. Good Stuff Sujit... Seems we are of same ideologoy !

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    2. Which forms to be filled for Address Change and change for old booklet style license to card type license. I already got NOC from my earlier RTO office - Vaibhav

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    3. Hi, how to obtain NOC from earlier RTO Office, I have my vehicle registered in pune RTO already, only my license if from mumbai and need to get NOC from RTO mumbai, is there any form available online for the same?

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    4. Hi, with help of you guys i today submitted my documents for change of address and NOC submission from other rto...it took less than 10 minutes but then i sent a day earlier and that might have just helped a bit...i will wasn't too explain the process again
      1. Collect address change/duplicate LICENSE FORM From office counter close to main entrance gate, this closes at 2pm ... You will get it for free... Other wise some agents may charge 20 rs... Online there is no form i guess or i might have tried RENeval FORM
      2. Go to block C ... Main building itself but gate is on left side and on first floor( ground floor is parking)
      3. Moment you enter office for block C ..( Left after finishing staircase)... Immediate left on the entrance show your paper to the office sitting inside the cabin, he will sign the same
      4. Note show those papers on counter 4 .. where he will write total FESS and sign it again
      5. Now go to Block B ( enter inside Block A) you will find B block .. pay the fees at second counter written IDP on it... And collect the receipt from him and all documents ( i paid 364 rs..50 Rs for post, 200 for LICENSE duplicate n late charges of 50 i guess)
      6. Now in the same block ( at one corner) you will find BIOMETRIC ROOM written on it... Hand over the papers to him/her he will take your THUMB SCANNING AND photo and will hand over final receipt... THAT'S IT.. YOU ARE FREE... This took mer less than 10 minute... TRUST ME IT WILL NOT TAKE MORE THAN 2 HOURS MAX... SO KEEP 2 HOURS TIME so that though can be happy to finish in 30 minutes...I hate government work otherwise... Also CASH COUNTER CLOSES AT 2:30 PM SO you have to reach that counter before this time...i have pictures and will try to post it... Thanks for your help...MY FIRST BLOG THOUGH

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  7. Great blog. Its amazing that so little has changed in 3 years. The process is the same.

    I went there today to get my license renewed. I couldn't beat the 17 min mark mainly because I stood in the wrong "verification Q". I should have read the instructions carefully. It is really a non-descript hole in the wall on right side of Block B. There are absolutely no pointers or arrows guiding you there.

    Here are some more pointers for license renewal. You have to put your old license in a small zip-lock kind of a plastic bag and staple it to the form. Also, you need just two photos - one for Form 9 and the other the Form 1A (medical certificate filled by resident doctor on the premises.

    My total cost -

    Renewal fees - Rs. 300
    Medical certificate - Rs. 50
    Plastic bag (+service) - Rs. 10
    Parking - Rs. 10

    Hopefully, my license will come in 20 days by post.

    Cheers.

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    1. Thanks for the info. I need to change my licence, A because i changed my name legally and B, the old one is too faded. Should I just apply for a fresh licence, without mentioning about the old one?

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  8. Hello,

    Really useful post.. I have a question.. My license was issued from Pimpri-Chinchwad RTO.. But I want to update the address on it to my current address... What is the procedure for that..? Please advice..

    Regards,
    Navin

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  9. nice piece of information, I had come to know about your internet site from my friend vinay, delhi,i have read atleast 12 posts of yours by now, and let me tell you, your website gives the best and the most interesting information. This is just the kind of information that i had been looking for, i'm already your rss reader now and i would regularly watch out for the new post, once again hats off to you! Thanx a ton once again, Regards, Marathi Kavita SMS Jokes Ukhane Recipes Charolya Suvichar Shayari

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  10. I have taken printout of your blog. Studied it & went for renewal. I have completed full process in 15 minutes. Thanks a lot.
    My total cost -

    Renewal fees - Rs. 300
    Medical certificate - Rs. 30
    Plastic bag (+service) - Rs. 5
    Parking - Rs. 5

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    1. but sir where is to collect u r licence after 20 days?

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  11. I went through this blog and it was of immense help. One more addition to it -

    Once you have got the amount written onto your application, do not go back to any other window except for the one where you are required to make a payment. I went back to the window where the person had sent me to one Mr. Kulkarni for amount to be paid. He after seeing the amount added in 100/- more Stupid of me :-)

    Total payment made
    1. Renewal - Rs. 400/-
    2. Medical - Rs. 30/-
    3. Parking - Rs. 3

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  12. Literally 5 minutes: thanks, Mr Ambarish! this is a real service, you made it easy for me. I had filled all forms from the internet fully, including pasting photos. The earlier license had to be stapled to them, it can be placed in any little plastic bag or plastic paper for easy stapling since the license itself cannot be stapled. The B Block turned out to be at the back on the left side, behind car parking - the building had 'learner's section' written on it. The verification window may have changed - it was the first one on the right of the building, and had to be accessed from outside. Then go in to the right and pay the money. And that was all, the deed is done. When i went (at about 11 am) there were no other people waiting and no notice boards, so had to ask a bit to find the windows, but the procedure was simple since i had read the above.

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  13. can i renew my licence one month prior to my expiry date.

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  14. Yes for sure willy, this blog is gr8 help. keep it up friend. Although we have some bad exp with gov officials such blog will avoid misleads for sure.

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  15. Reading ur blog was really enjoyable, hope the rto experience is enjoyable as well.

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  16. Cool, loved ur blog, and was certain to get the license, and I did, but the NOC is a must as my previous license was from Hyderabad. And btw now renewal has shifted to 'C' block.

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  17. My licence is from delhi. There is no way I can travel to Delhi to get NOC. How do i get my licence renewed without NOC? Please help.

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  18. NOC is must for inter state transfer of license !

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  19. hello sir, i'll go first time on RTO office, this blog is very helpful to against agent people. thank you so much... you are saving India. i'll go tomorrow for renew my licence, and my brother apply learning licence. but sir i have small problem that what is a Medical certificate form 1-A and suppose i am download form to internet and fill up completely so their officers they are not giving me any objection? so please show a details and what is a charge for medical certificate.

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  20. but sir inside main building where is to collect u r licence after 20 days?

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  21. Which office we need to go for inter state license transfer....sangamwadi or phule nagar???

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  22. for duplicate license , where do i need to go ? Alandi office or the one near Sangamwadi bridge?

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  23. for duplicate license , where do i need to go ? Alandi office or the one near Sangamwadi bridge?

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  24. Renewal of Licience is so simple bypassing Agent, follow the following steps
    1) Download the form form 9 and A1 medical form filled in your house
    2) go to RTO locate the Doctor sitting in basement give Rs 50/- get the signed form from Doctor
    3) Go to section "C' verify the form
    4) Get the xerox copy from outside steeple the lenience
    5) Go to Section 'B' pay cash Rs 311/- get the receipt . Wait for 20to 30days time for getting renewed lenience by post
    ok Arun Dikshit

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  25. visit drivekool.com
    and check licence &RTO'S
    Step1: Learning licence
    Step2: Permanent driving licence
    You would need an age proof and address proof, along with corresponding originals documents.
    Common age proofs- 10th class marksheet or PAN card.
    Address Proof is complicated. If you are an outsider, staying in a rented apartment, then you would compulsorily need 2 address proofs, both for your local address as well as your permanent address.
    Local address proof- A rental agreement carrying your name as "tenant" and your landlord's name as "owner", along with electricity bill in your owner's name will suffice.
    Permanent Address proof- Your Voter card or Passport mentioning your permanent address would suffice. If you are a localite, i.e, your permanent address is same as local address, then only permanent address alone will suffice.
    You would need a few passport sized photographs

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  26. plz can nyone tell me when do we get the drving license in case of change of address as i ywant to apply for international driving license can i track the status of dl as i have very less time in hand thank u
    amruta

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  27. Very good info on licence renewal. May add:If you go to Sangamwadi rto a little before 10 am by car...then parking no problem.Those days the then transport commisioner Mr Zagade had banned all agents.I went to booth which dispenses the forms and was told that the Medical be filled by my General Practitioner. Obviously I didn't want to go to my GP after coming all the way so I looked around and sure enough I saw this elderly gent (doctor) who stood outside rto compound but was leaning inside over the fence.Hestamped my form for Rs 50. Got verification done in main new bldg ---this section is behind (not visible) left row of counter--approach is thru a door on left side when u enter. Paid exact fees as mentioned above.My licence came by Post about a month afterwards. Not a paisa paid to agents.

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  28. Thanks a ton for the valuable advice & as can be seen from the numerous responses,it has definitely helped people. Otherwise, for the first timers,RTO is like a foreign country and the touts start pouncing on them,the moment one enters its premises,with promises of tatkal type service at a steep cost,which is totally un-necessary if one can follow their procedure,hence this blog helps one go thoroughly prepared with all necessary documents,photos etc and even the locations,where one needs to go.Thanks again mate.Like some one has written,I have to find out the real experience at RTO,once I go there,next month some time. 23rd May 2015

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  29. Its a great post.
    I have a strange problem.
    My DL is from Amritsar, Punjab.
    I am a domicile of Kerala.
    I am staying at Pune and Pune Police always warn me when they see my DL coz its a totally in tattered shape. Its a book which i somehow laminated years back but now its in a pathetic shape. The DL is valid till 2023 and I took it in 1996.
    Can yoy please provide me guidance to change my DL at Pune?

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  30. I find link which is providing me direct link how to register for new license and also provided with screen shot very helpful Regional Transport Office (RTO) Driving License.

    http://tejas46.blogspot.com/2014/12/regional-transport-office-rto-driving.html

    http://tejas46@blogspot.com

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  31. Thanks Ambrish and All,

    Today I submitted my documents. It was for renewal

    1. I went to RTO Pune @ 10AM
    2. I need to go Block C for Amount and Signature, Babu expected to be there by 10 but came @ 10:30AM
    3. Then I submitted document and fees @ Block B (263 + 50 = 313)

    On Block C They put pati for not asking Stapler, Gum , Poly bag to keep old License.

    Adding two more requirement with Amrish :

    1. we need to carry plastic bag to keep old license and attach it to form
    2. Medical Fitness certificate should be from MBBS doctor only.

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  32. Hi, Ambarish,
    Thanks for this post, one query, do we need to give driving test for renewal of Licence in case driving license is getting expired (Permanent 2+4 Wheeler) after 20 years?

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  33. Hi Ambarish,
    With the new system in place could you kindly post about how to renew a learner's license for LMV. Do we need to go to the IDTR center in Alandi or the Sagamwadi center? As many people fail the test, it gets difficult to renew the license(the first time I went through an agent, as I learnt driving from there itself, but don't want to go through an agent now).
    I hope you can help, thanks:)

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  34. very grateful for this blog. the help counter insisted on another form for renewal. paid cash immediately & went for biometric. the person there refused to correct my wife spelling, gave trying to argue. when we went to RTO there was a morcha & the police guy said you can park ahead. there is a solitary no parking sign without distance being marked on it. when we came out in 15 mins about 6 vehicles were locked & the traffic police said that its no parking upto jehangir nursing home......illogical

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  35. Hi Ambrish, my driver license has recently expired ..I need to renew plus convert to international...can it be done in one go or do i need to renew first and then apply for international?

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  36. Very helpful. I too got my earlier driving license from Mangalore renewed at Pune RTO without any hassle. Needed the NoC from Mangalore, 3 passport size photos, two address proof [I submitted by Voter Id and the aadhar] and the medical certificate. It was a smooth process with everything completed within 30 min. No need of any agents etc. Very efficient RTO office at Sangam bridge ! Well Done, Pune RTO !!!!

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  37. July 27,2016
    Very Helpful. Additional tips.
    1. Doctor is still there
    2. Forms are available in "invisible" counter near the gate near 4 wheeler parking slot in front of the main building.
    3. A plastic bag is required for putting old license, which is stapled with application form and medical certificate. This plastic bag is available for Rs 5/- near gate inside the premise.
    4.Verification is done in Block C; Right hand side upstairs going towards Block A. After climbing to 1st floor , left hand side.
    5. You will not find Block B. Enter Block A, and you will immediately find Block B.
    6. Most importantly, it is suggested that you park your car somewhere else,and reach this office in auto,if you are not an early bird.
    Enjoy renewing license.

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  38. Guys great inforamtion, tomorrow I am visiting for change in address on my license (RTO change) I hope it will go easy.

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  39. Hello..my 4wheeler LMV-TR license expired in 2014..that time My RTO was Virar-Vasai(Maharashtra)..now i moved to pune..so how can i renew my licence from pune.

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  40. Thankx for the information!
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