New Delhi:Maruti Suzuki plans to set up 8-10 new institutes of driving training and research (IDTR) and 110 Maruti driving schools (MDS) across the country by the year 2010, with an aim to train five lakh people within the next three years.
“There is an urgent need for creating awareness about road safety. As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility activities, we have planned to set up 8-10 IDTRs and 110 MDSs by 2010 across India,” Maruti Suzuki general manager R K Parimoo told PTI.
On fees, he said, it could be as low as Rs100 per day and as high as Rs600-700 per day depending on the financial background of people, who enroll for the training, and the programmes.
The company currently runs two IDTRs in Delhi and 40 MDSs at various locations and has trained about 4.5 lakh people over the last 10 years.
To start with, the company would set up four IDTRs by the first quarter of next year, of which two would come up in Haryana and one each in Gujarat and Uttarakhand.
“We are also in advanced stages of talks with four more states -- Bihar, Rajasthan Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Some progress have already been made and soon we will go to these states as well,” he said.
These institutes would impart training on various courses, like two-day refresher’s programme to 45-day heavy commercial vehicle learning programme.