Maruti Suzuki India has undertaken a new initiative to train drivers under the Haryana Skill Development Mission (HSDM). A joint initiative with the Haryana state government, this programme will cover 800 candidates. Training will be conducted at the Maruti Suzuki operated Institute of Driving & Traffic Research (IDTR) at Bahadurgarh and Rohtak. These are a joint venture between Haryana Transport Department and Maruti Suzuki.
Maruti Suzuki’s association with Haryana Skill Development Mission is targeted to create a pool of better vehicle drivers and make the roads safer in the state. With this partnership, approximately 800 youths will be skilled in first phase. Importantly, this also aims to impart good driving behavior alongwith enhancing employment opportunities for the youth. Ajay Kumar Tomer, Executive Advisor, CSR, Maruti Suzuki India said, “Maruti Suzuki’s collaboration with Haryana Government is to make the Haryana local youth employable with good driving skills. The candidates will under-go a comprehensive training module, which will include training on driving as well as good driving behavior. This skill training and behavioral change is important to make our roads safer.”
Maruti Suzuki’s IDTRs at Bahadurgarh and IDTR Rohtak will train 400 candidates each. The training will be completed by March 2020. The cost of training these 800 candidates will be borne by Haryana Skill Development Mission and the Haryana Government will bear the cost of obtaining driving license for these trainees. The IDTRs will also assist the candidates to apply for passport to make them more employable.
Raj Nehru, Mission Director-Haryana Skill Development Mission, Government of Haryana added that, “We are extremely glad to be working together with Maruti Suzuki to impart LMV (Light Motor Vehicle) driving training to the youth through the IDTRs. Through the skill development training, youth can access skilled employment opportunities and set up self-employment ventures to help them attain a sustainable livelihood and better quality of life.”
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