Maruti Suzuki inks MoA with Uttar Pradesh Government's Transport Department to automate driving license test tracks
Maruti Suzuki will undertake automation of the driving license test track using requisite technology in line with the Central Motor Vehicles Rules (CMVR) to accurately evaluate essential driving skills.
Maruti Suzuki India has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Transport Department of the Government of Uttar Pradesh to automate driving license test tracks at Driver Training and Testing Institutes (DTTIs) in Ayodhya, Gorakhpur, Mathura, Prayagraj, and Varanasi. The initiative aims to enhance the issuance process of driving licenses by incorporating advanced technology for a more comprehensive, efficient, and transparent approach. The MoA was signed by Chandra Bhushan Singh (IAS), Transport Commissioner, Government of Uttar Pradesh, and Tarun Agarwal, Vice President, CSR, Maruti Suzuki, in the presence of Chief Minister Shri Yogi Adityanath.
The DTTIs will be equipped with scientifically designed test tracks, high-definition cameras, and an integrated IT system to ensure accurate testing of driving skills. These advanced facilities will assess driving license aspirants, with a particular focus on promoting safe driving. Only individuals demonstrating proficient driving skills will be eligible to obtain a driving license. Under the MoA, Maruti Suzuki will automate driving license test tracks for Heavy Motor Vehicles (HMV), Light Motor Vehicles (LMV), and 2-wheelers.
Chandra Bhushan Singh (IAS), Transport Commissioner, Government of Uttar Pradesh, speaking on the signing said “Under the MoA, test tracks at Driver Training and Testing Institutes (DTTIs) at Ayodhya, Gorakhpur, Mathura, Prayagraj and Varanasi will be automated. This will make our roads safer, help bring down road accidents and save lives”
Rahul Bharti, Executive Officer, Corporate Affairs, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, who also attended the signing ceremony, said, “For over two decades, Maruti Suzuki has been working tirelessly towards 5Es of road safety (Engineering, Education, Evaluation, Enforcement and Emergency care) and have trained over 44 lakh people in safe driving training through our 8 Institutes of Driving and Traffic Research across India.”
“The automation of driving license test tracks at DTTIs is an important reform in license issuance system as it ensures zero human intervention in testing. Driver license aspirants are comprehensively assessed in an objective and transparent manner with video analytics all within ten minutes, thus ensuring that only those with requisite skills are issued a driving license,” he further added.
As part of the project, Maruti Suzuki will undertake automation of the driving license test track using requisite technology in line with the Central Motor Vehicles Rules (CMVR) to accurately evaluate essential driving skills of the aspirants. The Government of Uttar Pradesh will be responsible for the civil work & operation of the center for issuance of the driving licenses to eligible aspirants.
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