KUWAIT CITY, Oct 27: Citizens and expatriates are facing difficulties in renewing their driving licences and more often than not there is always a big crowd at the designated complexes to collect these licences, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily added renewing the driving licence online has not been helpful for them because when they go to collect their licences they don’t find them in the machines at the designated places and the reason being, according to reliable sources the ministry is running short of the material to print these licences.
Citizens and expatriates hope the concerned authorities will soon find a solution to this problem since they fear if they are caught driving without a valid driving licence they may end up in jail or paying fines. In this context, security sources admitted the ministry is facing a problem because of shortage of raw material.
The sources added, the General Traffic Departments are distributing material enough for 700 licences per week. In the meantime, the General Traffic Department has entered the second stage of issuing smart licenses, as expatriates who are issued driving licenses for the first time can obtain smart licenses which have modern security and formal features and keeps pace with global developments and specifications. The source indicated that the third phase will include all expatriates who renew their licences or those whose licences are lost and need to be replaced