Drivers are charged with a fees for asking help in renewing their license
Middlemen and agents are making killing by charging a small percentage to help drivers in renewing their expired drivers licenses. This agents and middlemen charges around 250-300 yuan, and it would only cost the drivers around 60 yuan if they will do it on their own.
But many drivers find it to troublesome and time consuming to renew their license on their own so they rather pay agents to do the renewal on their behalf. Even some vehicle repair bays and driving school are starting to offer this services to their clients. Agents also made money on dealing with the annual vehicle inspections also made in behalf of the drivers.
Drivers can have their vehicles inspected at any of the 23 certified safety and emission stations across the city, its very easy to do the procedures and it would only cost the drivers around 150 yuan.