Bhubaneswar: 1.23 lakh learner licences issued in September in the State. In 2018, only 3.35 lakh LL were issued. In order to provide easy service to people, RTOs have increased testing capacity, opened beyond office hours and in holidays. 24 thousand LLs have been issued in Bhubaneswar.
Police on Monday conducted raids and arrested 26 middlemen from different hospitals and Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) across the State.
A total of 18 middlemen were arrested from RTOs whereas eight persons were apprehended by police from hospitals during the crackdown against touts and agents.
In Bhubaneswar, eight brokers were held from Bhubaneswar RTO office. Two brokers each were held from the RTOs in Kendrapada, Puri and Gajapati, respectively.
Three middlemen were arrested from Deogarh hospital followed by two each in Cuttack and Sonepur and one in Gajapati.
Notably, 16 middlemen were arrested from the RTOs and hospitals by police on Sunday.