KARNATAKA

KSRTC wins U.K. award

BANGALORE Nov. 7. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation has won the prestigious Prince Michael International Award of the U.K. for 2002, for extraordinary contribution towards road safety in India.

According to a KSRTC press release here today, the award is given to encourage a positive road culture by promoting safety and practices towards reduction of road accidents. It will be presented this month at the international conference on professionalism in driver training systems, to be held in Goa.

The KSRTC has also bagged the International Road Traffic Safety Education award of the Institute of Road Traffic Education, New Delhi.

The award was given for KSRTC's technological upgradation, transparency in driver appointments, regular training for drivers, installation of driving simulator for recording assessment data and facilitating objective evaluation, introduction of safety awards for drivers, its nationally acclaimed scheme to prevent alcohol addiction, and introduction of accident relief, among other things, the release said.

The KSRTC bagged the Union Transport Minister's trophy and cash award for the lowest accident rate in 1999-2000.

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