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In a statement released on Monday, the ministry of road transport and highways (MoRTH) announced that the government has established a uniform structure for international driving permits (IDP) issued in the nation. According to the ministry, the document will now be distributed as a booklet and include a QR code with all driver-related data so that officials in the country being visited can check it.

The new, standardised IDP will be issued by the relevant state agencies and be good for one year after the date of issuance.

According to data from the MoRTH obtained by HT, the nation's states and union territories issue between 75,000 and 100,000 IDPs each year. The majority of states, including Delhi, now allow online IDP applications.

"At the present, various Indian states have various IDP formats, sizes, designs, colours, etc. As a result, several citizens had issues with their respective IDP while travelling abroad. The format, size, colour, etc. are now changed thanks to this revision to the Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989.