Fulfilling its obligation under the 12th Five-Year Plan, the State Government has entered into an agreement with Tata Motors to set up Institute of Driving Training and Research Centre (IDTRC). The institute would come up at Kashidih near Jamshedpur and take 18 months' time to become fully functional.
The State Cabinet has already cleared the project under which 12 acres of Government land would be made available to Tata Motors free of cost. The Centre would also sanction Rs 17 crore through Ministry of Surface Transport and Highways as per the Five-Year Plan which promises to set up such institutes in every State keeping road safety and commutation in mind.
As per the MoU singed on Monday for this purpose, Tata Motors would frame syllabus and course curriculum for training of motor drivers besides making available vehicles and equipment to them. The IDTRC is expected to train over 3,000 drivers for light motor vehicle, transport vehicles and heavy transport vehicles in every batch. It would also provide refresher course to 15,000 drivers every year.