Published On: Sat, Feb 28th, 2015

Curepipe Barracks now a Driving Test Centre

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Curepipe Barracks now a Driving Test Centre

This project was launched on a pilot basis and will accommodate up to 50 applicants per day as from next week.

The Barracks of Curepipe is henceforth a Driving Test Center. Since last Monday, 23rd of February, the candidates with a driving license can undergo their examinations in Curepipe.

It turns out that around 4,780 people who present themselves at the central Barracks at Port-Louis each month in order to perform their driving license tests. The authorities have opted for decentralization in order to help ease the congestion of the capital.

The Minister of Public Infrastructure, Nando Bodha, visited the place on Friday February 27th.

The Minister asserted that, “this first decentralization should allow citizens of the upper Plaines Wilhems and the South to perform their exams here. After the soft opening of this week, the exercise will take full swing next week. About 50 people will try to get their license daily”.  Currently, 16 000 to 17 000 candidates are waiting to get their license.

After Curepipe, it will be the turn of Flacq to accommodate an examination center for the inhabitants of the East. “A center could be set up in the North also”, said Nando Bodha .

Moreover, the Government has considered the opening of schools for motorcyclists.” 120 to 125 deaths on our roads involve motorbikes. Several aspects have to be considered: the license, test, security …”, said the Minister.

Nando Bodha will host a press conference tomorrow on penalty points.