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Transport dept, Maruti sign MoU to set up 12 automated driving test tracks

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Maruti Suzuki for setting up 12 automated driving test tracks across the city.
The Indian automobile major will invest approximately Rs 15 crore to develop the centres, which will be set up in phases and handed over to the Transport department of Delhi governments, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) said in a statement.
The MoU was signed in the presence of Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot at the LG Secretariat here.
The Memorandum states that the centres will have "scientifically laid driving test tracks, advanced high definition cameras and an integrated IT system, as approved by the department."
"While Maruti Suzuki will set up the centres and maintain them for three years, the Transport department will conduct the tests and issue driving licenses to eligible applicants," it stated.
In the first phase, the centres will come up in Hauz Khas, Shakur Basti, Raja Garden, Hari Nagar, Burari, Loni Road, Sarai Kale Khan, Rohini, Jharoda Kalan, Mayur Vihar Phase I, Surajmal Vihar and Dwarka.
MSIL has nearly 430 Maruti Driving Schools, operated in partnership with its dealers across India.
It also manages six IDTRs (Institute of Driving Training and Research) in partnership with state governments.
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