RTC plans 3 driving tracks
By Express News Service - HYDERABAD
24th June 2012 10:50 AM
Passengers travelling in RTC buses can now look forward to being driven by skilled drivers using latest technology.
The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) is going to set up three tracks for drivers’ training and testing soon.
According to RTC Executive Director G Jaya Rao, the tracks are proposed at Warangal, Kurnool and Gannavaram, near Vijayawada. He also said Rs 1.2 crore was required for setting up each track.
The Association of State Road Transport Undertakings (ASRTU), has come forward to provide a margin money of Rs 35 lakh to 40 lakh. He said the remaining amount would be borne by the organization. Jaya Rao said once the track centres were ready, drivers would be equipped with superior skillst, increasing travel safety. The software provided at track centres would examine the driver's driving skills in all conditions.
He said the latest software would be set up at tracks centres and the system would take care of the driver’s skills. Based on his driving skills, the computer would assess his skills, he said and added that a tough written test would also be conducted for drivers.
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