Staff Reporter

Transport Department initiates steps to train new drivers

  • In Kandi RTA office, 1,000 two-wheelers are registered every month
  • 300 vehicles seized for violating rules
  • RTA conducts programme to check accident rate

    SANGAREDDY: The sale of two-wheelers have registered an increase in the district.

    In the Kandi RTA office that covers the relatively rich farming belt an average of 1,000 two -wheelers are getting registered every month. The turnaround has been witnessed since mid-2005 just after the kharif season, partly because of the massive loan melas organised by the ordnance factory and the district police for their employees.

    Registrations

    During the 2005-06 financial year out of 21,086 vehicles that were registered here 14,806 were two wheelers and 1,154 light motor vehicles.

    During the first four months of this financial year the trend continued and people of the region (except Siddipet RTA) bought 7,323 two wheelers and 460 cars while the total number of vehicles registered stood at 10,000.

    Speaking to The Hindu Deputy Transport Commissioner of Medak M. Praveen Rao said steps have been initiated to train new riders on the dynamics of the highways.

    According to Mr. Praveen Rao equal number of new driving licenses are issued from the Sangareddy and Siddipet RTA offices every month matching the number of new vehicles.

    The Medak RTA has devised a training programme for the new drivers by inviting a group at a time and the MVI will be asked to teach them the basics of driving and road sense.

    The RTA also seized 300 three-wheelers for breaking the law on the highways during the last financial year. The number of accidents remained high on the four major national and State highways in the district.

    Through the SAFAR programme the Medak RTA has made a six-song awareness cassette in local slang, which is played in all the villages.