Maruti to set up driving institutes in Bihar, Odisha

PTI Guwahati | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on August 13, 2013

Car maker Maruti Suzuki India has joined hands with Bihar government to set up the first Institute of Driving and Traffic Research (IDTR) in eastern India.

Two more such centres would be set up in Odisha and the company has already signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the two state governments, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) General Manager (Driving Training) Mahesh Rajouria told PTI.

The three centres would be set up in the PPP model and will train around 60,000 people every year, he said.

“We are happy to expand our driving training and road safety initiatives in partnership with states like Bihar. In addition to driving training, we will also provide strategic support to government for implementation of road safety plan in the state,” Rajoura said.

In Bihar, the company will set up the facility on a 15—acre plot in Aurangabad.

The company has inked an agreement with the state government in April this year and construction for the centre is likely to start post—monsoon.

Asked when the centre would start functioning in Bihar, Rajouria said “Usually it takes 12—15 months. Therefore it is expected to be operational by the end of 2014.”

In Odisha, the centres would be set up at Bhubaneswar and Korapur on 15 acres of land each.

He said each centre would be able to train 20,000 people every year.

On investments, Rajouria said “MSI offers technical know—how, daily management and extensive training curriculum.

In addition, the company will spend Rs 55 lakh to Rs 60 lakh in each centre towards arranging Maruti Suzuki learner cars and simulators.”

The company presently operates IDTRs in six locations in the country — two each in Haryana and Delhi, one each in Uttarakhand and Gujarat.

Published on August 13, 2013
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