Haryana to set up four driving training schools for road safety

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New Delhi, Aug 6 (UNI) About 20,000 persons will get driving training in four modern driving training schools in Haryana at Bahadurgarh, Rohtak, Nuh in Mewat district and Kaithal which are being set up in collaboration with Maruti Udyog, Ashok Leyland and Tata Motors with a view to provide road safety, to generate employment and to improve the driving skills.

It was stated by Haryana Transport Minister Mange Ram Gupta in a meeting of Transport Ministers to discuss the National Road Transport Policy and National Road Safety Policy here today.

He said the construction work at Bahadurgarh and Rohtak modern driving training schools has already been allotted and the work of which is likely to start next month.

Mr Gupta said three Maruti Driving Training schools at Panchkula, Gurgaon and Faridabad equipped with simulators have been started.

Further, for providing mechanical sound road worthiness vehicles, the Haryana State is considering to set up Testing Centers at various locations, he added.

The Transport Minister said independent RTA offices have been set up at each district headquarters. As many as 284 posts, at annual expenditure of Rs 2.25 crore yearly, have been sanctioned to strengthen the enforcement wing. A toll plaza at Jaisinghpur Khera is being set up, for which 232 kanal of land had been acquired.

Once, the said toll plaza is made functional, overloading would be controlled to a great extent. Such toll plazas at other border area places like Yamuna Bridge and Kosi Border are also being set up. A separate traffic wing had been created at each district of the state and large number of traffic constables had been deployed to ensure the enforcement of provisions of Motor Vehicles Act and Rules on Road Safety, the Minister said.

He further said the State Government has also issued notification to fix the maximum speed limit for various categories of motor vehicles. He said that the recommendations of the Thangaraj Committee on National Road Transport Policy were worth consideration and the State government had already initiated a number of steps in pursuance to the suggestions contained in the report of the committee.


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