Canadian citizen/Foreigner driving in India


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chandresh   
Member since: Mar 03
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Location: Toronto

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 15-07-06 13:15:08

I am leaving for India after a week and this will be the first time I shall be visiting India as a foreigner.

All these years I have driven both car and mobike in India without any worry (though I think the driving licence had expired long ago), but since now I am a foreigner, I want to be cautious about driving in India.

Can anyone on this forum give me precise information on what are the rules for foreigners to drive in India like

1 Can they drive in India for a short duration on their foreign driving licence, as is allowed in Ontario, Canada?

2. If not, should I get an international driving licence to be able to drive in India?

Chandresh


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sudesingh   
Member since: Jul 04
Posts: 2085
Location: Toronto

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 15-07-06 14:15:00

You'll need an IDP.

Check this out ---> http://morth.nic.in/faq-roadtransport.htm

Question 1 : Can an NRI/foreigner drive a vehicle in India on the basis of
European license or driving license issued by any foreign country?

Answer : He can not. However, if he has obtained an IDP from his own
country and his country is a signatory to the 1949 Geneva Convention, he can drive in India the specified category of vehicle till the IDP is valid.


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Mel06   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 15-07-06 14:58:02

The only way you can drive in India (proper licence or no licence at all!) is to carry a few 100 Rupees notes in your pocket! Never mind if you commit an offence in the meanwhile!



sudesingh   
Member since: Jul 04
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 15-07-06 15:04:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Mel06

The only way you can drive in India (proper licence or no licence at all!) is to carry a few 100 Rupees notes in your pocket! Never mind if you commit an offence in the meanwhile!



Times have changed, change that from 100 Rupees TO 500 Rupees :D


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mails4sagar   
Member since: Nov 05
Posts: 310
Location: Toronto

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 15-07-06 17:29:38

Quote:
Originally posted by sudesingh

Quote:
Originally posted by Mel06

The only way you can drive in India (proper licence or no licence at all!) is to carry a few 100 Rupees notes in your pocket! Never mind if you commit an offence in the meanwhile!



Times have changed, change that from 100 Rupees TO 500 Rupees :D




I was goin to respond to the previous post and comment that 100 was a little too much...and then read urs....
I don't remember ever having paid 100....

I guess I underestimate India's "progress" !!!:D


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chittesh   
Member since: May 05
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Location: Here and There

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 21-07-06 15:52:51

For Mumbai

its 50rs for a scooter
100rs for a bike
100-200 for Maruti800/Alto/Zen/Santro
200+ for esteem,
500+ corolla and higher..

Also that amount is for not having a license, if you dont have insurnace and double it..if you dont have PUC then triple if..ofc you can bargain if you are bribing for multiple offences...:cheers:


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Loser   
Member since: Sep 04
Posts: 1052
Location: Nice ,USA

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 21-07-06 16:19:16

Or spend some more money and buy an Indian license.


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