Kerala women ‘overtake’ men in having driving license; over 31 lakh in 5 years


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Ottapalam: An RTI application has revealed that more women took driving license than men in the last five years in Kerala.

31.91 lakh women took license in the last five years while only 21.90 lakh men got license during the same period, RTI reply based on MVD’s administrative report showed. Interestingly, 225 transgender persons have also taken license in the last five years.

On an average, more than 2 lakh women take license than men each year. From the period 2017-18, on an average more than 9 lakh women were given license when compared to only 6 lakh men.

Only during Covid-19 pandemic period, the number of women taking license declined to 4.51 lakhs. However, even during that period, the number of men taking license was only at 3.31 lakhs.


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