Modi to launch TSRTC skill centres on July 15

Modi to launch TSRTC skill centres on July 15
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Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) can now issue the heavy motor driving licence, thanks to the Skill India Initiative of the government of India, which has recognised the Transport Academy of the corporation as the Skill Development Centre (SDC).

Hyderabad: Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) can now issue the heavy motor driving licence, thanks to the Skill India Initiative of the government of India, which has recognised the Transport Academy of the corporation as the Skill Development Centre (SDC).

According to the RTC officials, with a view to develop the skills of unemployed youth and to hone their existing driving skills, government of India proposed to establish Skill Development Center (SDC) throughout the country.Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be inaugurating the training institute/SDCs on July 15 through video conference.

The TSRTC had sent a proposal for according the Transport Academy of the corporation as SDC. Based on the request of the corporation, the ministry of Road Transport and Highways approved the proposal of TSRTC for setting up of three SDCs in the existing training institutes at Transport Academy/ Hakimpet, Zonal Staff Training College/HPT and Warangal.

With this the corporation can now train the drivers in its driving testing tracks. The official said that Government of India would be giving funds to run the institution and also authorise the institutions to issue licences. The Centre had communicated the corporation to initiate training for heavy motor vehicle driving for the needy people. “The Corporation has enough infrastructures in the academy to train the drivers,’’said the official.

The RTC has 0.07 per cent of accident rate, which is the lowest in the country and there has been a decrease in the number of accidents during the last two years. There are 20,870 drivers out of the 50,000 staff and 25 per cent of the drivers were not involved in any accidents.

The official said that the Central funds can be utilised to increase the infrastructure in the academy like getting simulators and other equipments. Certificate to be issued by the corporation would be equal to the driving license issued by the transport department.

The TSRTC MD G V Ramana Rao had constituted a committee to assess the required infrastructure and to chalk out a plan for successful conduct of the SDCs. As part of the programme, the committee was formed under the chairmanship of executive director G Satyanarayana. The committee members include ED (Revenue) D Venu,SwarnaShankeran, T Venkateswara Rao, Naga Laxmi and G Mary Sunetra.

The committee members recently visited the Transport Academy and ZSTC/Hakimpet and discussed in detail about the required infrastructure. They also inspected class rooms and discussed about the requirement of manpower, training vehicles (BS-III, cars) and civil works to be taken up.

They also inquired about the ongoing driving track works, inspected the hostel, pantry rooms etc and suggested modifications to suit for proposed SDCs. The committee has decided to take up required civil works immediately for gearing up for the inauguration on July 15.

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