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RTC told to open training school for private drivers

Staff Reporter

Corporation work force will help teach new skills and steps to conserve fuel


  • Over 30,000 private lorries, trucks and autorickshaws ply on the road
  • RTC programmes on regular basis can help reduce accident rate

    VISAKHAPATNAM: An appeal to the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation management to open a training school with the help of its experienced work force to train all new private drivers to better their skills and learn how to conserve fuel was made by Deputy Transport Commissioner B. Venkateswarlu here on Friday.

    He was presiding over the one-day workshop for the benefit of drivers and mechanics of private organisations and other State Government institutions conducted by APSRTC.

    The workshop titled `Maa nypunyam - mee bhavitha kosam' (our expertise for your benefit) was designed by RTC to share its rich road experience and get feedback on its marketing activities.

    Mr. Venkateswarlu said that there were over 5,000 private trucks, 7,000 lorries and over 18,000 autorickshaws plying on the road, and if RTC could take up such programmes on a regular basis, accident rate could be reduced.

    Mini transport system

    Andhra University's Institute of Transport Management Director D. Panduranga Rao, who was invited as a special guest for the daylong workshop suggested that RTC start a mini bus transport system to counter the menace of short distance commuting that is being practised by the autos.

    Talented lot

    Rotary Club-Waltair secretary K. Padma Sagari, who was the chief guest, said that RTC had got a huge reservoir of talented drivers and technicians and that it was time that they be utilised for the betterment of other drivers and mechanics in the city.

    The APSRTC Executive Director (Human Resources) B.V. Ramana, explained in detail the recruitment and training system practiced by his organisation.

    The Girijan Cooperative Corporation Transport Officer Satyanarayana and APSRTC's Regional Manager (Vizianagaram) Amrutayya took part.

    The APSRTC Staff Training College Principal V. Bhaskar Rao welcomed the gathering.

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