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Mild to medium colour blind people can now obtain driving licence, Auto News, ET Auto

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The MoRTH has been having a lot of measures to empower ‘divyangjan’ citizens to avail...

The MoRTH has been taking many measures to enable 'divyangjan' citizens to avail transport-related services and especially relating to the obtaining of the driving licence.
The MoRTH has been having a lot of measures to empower ‘divyangjan’ citizens to avail transportation-relevant providers and especially relating to the obtaining of the driving licence.

New Delhi: The government on Friday explained these with gentle to medium color blindness can now acquire driving licence. The Street Transportation and Highways Ministry has issued a notification in this regard for important amendments in demanded varieties of motor auto norms.

“The Ministry of Street Transportation and Highways (MoRTH) has issued a notification for modification to the Variety 1 and Variety 1A of the Central Motor Vehicles (CMV) Regulations, 1989 for enabling the citizens with gentle to medium color blindness in obtaining the driving licence…,” the ministry explained in a statement.

The MoRTH has been having a lot of measures to empower ‘divyangjan’ citizens to avail transportation-relevant providers and especially relating to the obtaining of the driving licence, it explained.

The advisories, the statement explained, have been issued in this regard to aid driving licence to ‘divyangjan’ citizens. Further more, an advisory for folks with monocular vision has also been issued, it explained.

“The ministry been given representations that the color blind citizens are not capable to have the driving licence made as restrictions by way of the needs in the declaration about physical fitness (Variety 1) or the professional medical certificate (Variety 1A) helps make it difficult,” the statement explained.

“The challenge was taken up with professional medical skilled establishment and tips was sought. The tips been given were to allow gentle to medium color blind citizens to be allowed to push and put restrictions only on the intense color blind citizens from driving,” the statement explained.

This is also allowed in other areas of the earth.

Previously issuing a draft notification in March, the ministry had sought tips and responses from many statkeholders for an modification in Motor Car or truck Regulations for enabling this kind of persons acquire driving licence.

“It was introduced to the see of the ministry that the color blind citizens were not being capable to get the driving licence made even though they are capable to perform all features effectively besides from determining colors. The make a difference was sympathetically examined consulting the professional medical specialists,” the ministry had explained earlier.

It had been described that the citizens with certain degree of color blindness can be delivered with driving licence and this is being accomplished in a lot of countries of the earth, it had explained.

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