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Bandlaguda RTA gets Rs 50 lakh for Test Driving Track

Bandlaguda RTA gets Rs 50 lakh for Test Driving Track
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Transport Minister P Mahender Reddy on Thursday handed over Rs 50 lakh cheque to RTA officials South Zone in Bandlaguda for construction of Test Driving Track, in presence of MIM floor leader and local MLA, Akbaruddin Owaisi, following a review meeting here

Bandlaguda: Transport Minister P Mahender Reddy on Thursday handed over Rs 50 lakh cheque to RTA officials (South Zone) in Bandlaguda for construction of ‘Test Driving Track’, in presence of MIM floor leader and local MLA, Akbaruddin Owaisi, following a review meeting here.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that the State government has decided to come up with driving schools on par with the one in Sircilla towards reducing the number of road accidents by ensuring drivers learn all the skills needed for driving. For coming up with driving schools like Sircilla, he informed that the government has earmarked places and the process of land acquisition will start. Each of these driving schools will have driving tracks with an estimation of Rs 5 crore.

He asked the officials in Bandlaguda to complete the pending works within next two months. He further informed that upon completion of the driving track, it will be named after late Sultan Salauddin Owaisi, the MIM founder, the GO of which has already been released. He asked the officials to ensure that the RTA offices are under green cover as part of Haritha Haram programme. Akbaruddin hoped that with the modernisation of RTA office in Bandlaguda and Bus Depot in Midhani the local population would have better transportation facilities in the coming days and asked the authorities to extend better services to the residents of the area with better services.

He expressed gratitude for naming the upcoming driving track in the name of his late father Salauddin Owaisi It may be mentioned here that the Road Transport Authority announced setting up of a test driving track on 2.5 acre of land adjacent to the RTA office of Bandlaguda in 2017. The nearest test driving track for the locals is at Nagole and getting a licence for those residing in RTA (Bandlaguda) jurisdiction it has become a tedious task and time consuming, as sometimes the procedure was taking about a month.

With funds provided by the Transport Ministry, the officials are hopeful to come up with upgraded technology to check corrupt practices, if any. Earlier, the government had released Rs 25 lakhs in this year, for construction of the test track.

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