TN Govt revises guidelines for setting up driving schools

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Chennai, Nov 22 (UNI) The Tamil Nadu government has revised the guidelines for setting up of driving schools to produce more skillful and better drivers.

As part of the guidelines, which would have effective government control, the Transport department had issued modifications to the existing stipulations and guidelines for setting up driving schools.

The decision to bring in modifications followed a review meeting of the State Road Safety Council meeting headed by Transport Minister K N Nehru, which had authorised the Transport department to review the existing arrangements and take necessary steps.

The Minister had announced in the State Assembly that steps would be taken to open Driving schools by the State Transport undertakings, to mould and produce skillful drivers.

Since the government required huge sums of money running into crores of rupees for this, the government is considering the need to upgrade the quality of existing driving schools and also the skills of the drivers, the Road Safety Council meeting was convened on November 20 and decided to refer the matter to the Transport department, an official release said here today.

While the new regualatory measures would be applicable for the grant of new driving schools, the existing ones should comply with the facilities within six months.

UNI

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