Friday, 4 March 2016

Driver’s Training Institutes for Punjab State

Taking another major step for the welfare of the people of Punjab, the state government has announced to set up a driving institute and a skill development centre at Kapurthala for imparting training to the heavy vehicle drivers.

This Institute is meant for the training of the drivers and it will come up in Kapurthala with a cost of Rs. 17 crore. Apart from this, two centers for heavy vehicles - Regional Driving Training Centre, Malerkotla and Heavy Vehicle Driving Testing Track, Gurdaspur - would be made operational very soon.

For the development of the state, the Punjab government has also signed an agreement with Mercedes (M/S Daimler India) to offer different skill-development training programs for automotive service technician, body technician and electricians in the institute.

Driver’s Training Institutes for Punjab State - Parkash Singh Badal, Punjab Insight, Shiromani Akali Dal


In another landmark decision for the state, the transport department of Punjab has decided to set up an authorized testing station to be located in Kapurthala at a cost of Rs. 14.40 crore for the inspection of vehicles in a scientific manner.

The work has been allotted to Central Institute of Road Transport (CIRT) with the capacity to handle 20,000 Light Motor Vehicles (LMV) and 13,000 Heavy Motor Vehicles (HMV).

Also, for the purpose of issuing driving licenses for the light vehicles (non-commercial) in a hassle free manner, the state transport department has set up 32 Automated Driving Test Tracks in all 22 districts.

The state transport department has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Maruti Udyog Ltd. in order to open training centers for imparting driving skills to the people for light vehicles.

Towards this development, Maruti Udyog Ltd. will team up with the Punjab government to manage and run 32 Driving Training Institutes in the state. The main objective behind this collaboration is to train around 10,000 learners including women, youth and the underprivileged, annually. 

These driving institutes will offer high-quality driving training, using driving simulators, classroom instruction, and practical training.

This initiative by the government would also help in enhancing employ ability of youth in Punjab as setting up of the institute and training will give the opportunity to the people of Punjab to work in various fields of the institute.

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