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Maruti sets up driving school in Gurgaon

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New Delhi, Apr 11 (UNI) In its efforts to ensure road safety, Maruti Udyog Limited (MUL) today announced the launch of its first Maruti Driving School in the National Capital Region (NCR) and outlined plans of setting up 15 more such schools across the country.

Set up in collaboration with leading Maruti dealer Apra Auto Ltd, the driving school located in Gurgaon was inaugurated by Maruti Udyog Managing Director Jagdish Khattar.

The cost of training in these schools would be around Rs 3500 which is more expensive than the fees charged by other driving schools.

''Road safety and traffic management are focus areas in Maruti's agenda for corporate social responsibility. We are concerned about the increasing number of deaths on Indian roads. Maruti as a market leader, decided to ensure road safety and thus the idea of a driving school was born,'' Mr Khattar said.

Offering a world-class simulator for beginners, the school will emphasise on theory as well as practical lessons. The simulator is a machine on which learners can practise all car controls before they start handling the actual vehicle. The simulators can also create various road and weather conditions like fog, dim light, uphill and downhill terrain.

Lady instructors have been appointed to create a comfort level for female learners who do not feel comfortable learning driving from roadside driving schools with male instructors.

The success of the first three driving schools set up in Bangalore, Kollam and Chandigarh have encouraged Maruti Udyog to plan 15 more such schools throughout the country in its second phase.

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