Vehicle certification centre to be opened at Behala today
Kolkata: The state Transport department has set up a certification centre and regional driving training centre at Behala.
Setting up of the centre is a part of the state-wide Safe Drive Save Life project that was initiated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to ensure a check in number of fatal road accidents.
Suvendu Adhikari, the state Transport minister, will be inaugurating the
centre on Wednesday from when the work at the certification centre and regional driving training centre will commence.
Alapan Bandyopadhyay, Additional Chief Secretary of the state Transport department and Capt Rajendra B Saner-Patil, Director of Central Institute for Road Transportation (CIRT) will also be present in the inaugural function.
This is a unique project as it has brought many facilities under one umbrella. A Motor Vehicles Office, Inspection and Certification Centre and Regional Driving
Training Centre have been developed at Behala. It has been developed with support of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH). CIRT has executed the project.
An official of the state Transport department said that this is a model project as so many facilities are available at one single place. It will not only improve the infrastructure but at the same time this will immensely help in taking necessary steps which would bring down the possibilities of road accidents.
Common people will also be immensely benefitted with commencement of work at the centre from Wednesday onward as the facilities will be available at one place.
It may be recalled that the state Transport department had prepared a manual and according to which,
driving training schools
need to extend trainings to drivers.
The manual that was prepared by the experts from IIT Kharagpur were published in English, Bengali and Hindi. The manual was introduced to ensure improvement in skill of drivers.