Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has inaugurated the Institute of Driving Training and Research in Karnal where every day 300 to 350 youth will be given training to drive light and heavy motor vehicles.
The foundation stone of this institute, with the help of Honda Company, was laid by Khattar on March 29, 2018. Designed on international standards, the institute has an automated driving test track, modern training equipment and computerized system with class rooms, workshops, engine rooms and electronic displays. Training for driving two wheelers, three wheelers, four wheelers, light motors and heavy vehicles will be given here. The centre will also have an automated driving test track to provide practical training on the test track and issue driving licenses. This institute will be fully automated and there will be no human intervention in its working.
Khattar said Automated Driver Training Institutes and Regional Driver Training Centres will be set up across the state to make adequate arrangements for training of drivers in Haryana. Under this, three Institute of Driving Training and Research have been set up with modern facilities and infrastructure at Kaithal, Bahadurgarh and Rohtak. Hi-tech equipment manufacturers such as Ashok Leyland and Maruti Suzuki India Limited are partners in all three projects. Now there are 4 institutes including this driving institute of Karnal.
Apart from these, 8 other institutions are going to open in the state which includes institute at Kaluwas in district Bhiwani, Chhapera in Nuh, Jaisinghpur Khera in Rewari, Pegan in Jind, Murthal in Sonepat, Aurangabad in Yamunanagar, Bahin in Palwal and Kheri Gujran in district Faridabad. Regional Driver Training Centre will also be set up in District Gurugram as well. After obtaining the training certificate to drive a motor vehicle in these institutions, the applicant will not be required to go to the Licensing Authority.
The Chief Minister said that about 5 lakh road accidents take place in India every year and in these accidents, about 1.5 lakh people lose their lives due to lack of driving skills. Haryana is at the 13th place in the road accidents occurring in the country and the state government is making sincere efforts to curb road accidents.
COMPANIES SHOULD COME FORWARD TO SPEND CSR FUNDS
Khattar has called upon the private companies to come forward to spend their CSR funds, saying they can do social work by contributing on various subjects like tree plantation, environmental protection, drug de-addiction, cleanliness. The Institute of Driving Training and Research opened in Karnal is an institute made out of this CSR fund. He said Haryana Government has formed a separate CSR Trust and many companies working in the state are coming forward to spend their CSR funds under this trust, headed by the chief minister.
21 DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECTS TO KARNAL
The Chief Minister also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 21 development projects worth Rs 109 crores during his Karnal visit.