The initiative’s objective is to improve driving license issuance by employing state-of-the-art technologies to make the process more comprehensive, effective, and transparent.
A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed on Saturday by Maruti Suzuki India Limited and the Uttar Pradesh Transport Department to modernize driving license test tracks at Driver Training and Testing Institutes (DTTIs) in Ayodhya, Gorakhpur, Mathura, Prayagraj, and Varanasi. The goal of this collaboration is to use cutting-edge technology to improve the issuing of driving licenses by making the process more thorough, streamlined, and transparent.
In the presence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the deal was finalized by Maruti Suzuki Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility Tarun Agarwal and Transport Commissioner Chandra Bhushan Singh of the Uttar Pradesh government.
To ensure accurate driving skill evaluation, the DTTIs will be equipped with high-definition cameras, scientifically planned test tracks, and an extensive IT system. These state-of-the-art facilities will evaluate applicants for driver’s licenses. The program places a strong emphasis on driving safely and will only grant licenses to individuals who can drive safely. The deal covers Maruti Suzuki’s automation of test tracks for two-wheelers, heavy motor vehicles (HMV), and light motor vehicles (LMV).
Chandra Bhushan Singh expressed excitement about the partnership with Maruti Suzuki, pointing out that it will improve the transparency and science of the process of issuing driver’s licenses. He emphasized that DTTIs’ automated test tracks in the five cities will improve traffic safety and lower accident rates.
Maruti Suzuki India Limited’s Executive Officer of Corporate Affairs, Rahul Bharti, expressed his enthusiasm in working with the Uttar Pradesh government to modernize the driving test system with cutting-edge technology. He cited Maruti Suzuki’s twenty-year dedication to traffic safety and the nearly 44 lakh people it has trained in safe driving through its network of institutes.
Driving license test tracks at DTTIs should be automated, according to Bharti, as this guarantees objective evaluation with little human intervention and allows candidates to be assessed in less than 10 minutes. He expressed his gratitude to the Uttar Pradesh government for allowing them to work together to encourage responsible and safe driving.
In order to accurately evaluate applicants’ driving abilities, Maruti Suzuki will be in charge of automating the driving license test tracks with technology while abiding by the Central Motor Vehicles Rules (CMVR). The civil work and management of the driving license issuance centers for eligible applicants will be under the purview of the Uttar Pradesh government.
Maruti Suzuki has prioritized road safety as a crucial aspect of its corporate social responsibility. The company has worked with the transport departments of Delhi, Uttarakhand, Bihar, and Haryana to build Automated Driving Test Tracks (ADTTs). In all of Delhi’s centers, 100% of driving license exams are now computerized.
In addition, Maruti Suzuki has set up Road Safety Knowledge Centers (RSKCs) and Institutes of Driving & Traffic Research (IDTRs), where it has trained and assessed more than 44 lakh drivers since 1999.
Additionally, the business and the Delhi government collaborated to establish the Traffic Safety Management System (TSMS), which consists of 13 junctions with high-resolution cameras and radar devices to detect traffic infractions and issue over 33 million challans from 2019 to March 2022.