Haryana to set up more driving schools to ensure road safety

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With an aim to ensure road safety in Haryana, the government is going to set up four new Institutes of Driver Training and Research (IDTR) in the state to produce skilled and competent drivers and for imparting training to the applicant for granting learning and permanent license.

An official spokesperson from the Transport Department said that these Training and Research Institutes would be set up at Kaluwas village, Bhiwani district, Chhapeda village, Nuh district, Bahin village, Palwal district and Jaisinghpur Khera village in Rewari district.

He said that IDTR having advanced driving tracks and other connected latest infrastructure have already been established at Rohtak, Bahadurgarh and Kaithal. Apart from this, 18 Driver Training Centres or Schools are also being run by Haryana Roadways in the state.

Various steps have been taken to ensure road safety in the state. State Road Safety Council and District Road Safety Committees have been constituted to implement the road safety awareness programmes in the state in an effective manner. Also, a separate Road Safety Wing has been created in the office of the Transport Commissioner, Haryana for co-ordinating activities of various departments and private agencies to be engaged for carrying out road safety activities, he added.

The spokesperson further stated that road safety education related content has been incorporated in the textbooks of Environmental Studies subject for Classes IV and V and textbooks of Social and Political Life subject for Classes VI to VIII whereas, for Class IX and X, contents on road safety have been included in the books of English and Hindi. As far as Class XI and XII are concerned, contents for inclusion of material of road safety in the curriculum is under process.

In addition, Surakshit School Vahan Policy has been formulated for safer transportation of school going children. Under the policy, installation of GPS and Internet protocol (IP) cameras has been made mandatory in every school, colleges and other educational institutional vehicles, he added.
According to official information, as many as 47 points have been identified for installation of traffic lights in the state and same is under process for installation. Apart from this, 1,051 locations have been identified for the construction of speed breakers, out of which speed breakers have been constructed at 951 locations whereas, work is in progress at the remaining 100 locations.

Also, fitment of speed governors of prescribed Standard has been made mandatory in all the transport vehicles in the state. He said that GPS based vehicle tracking system has been installed in 400 buses of Haryana Roadways Located at Rewari, Gurugram and Delhi.

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