HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) is planning to set up four driver training centres across the state with a view to produce excellent drivers. However, the sites for the centres has not been decided as yet.
According to sources, RTC officials are preparing the proposals, which will be submitted to the state government for approval in a few days.
As on date there are no such training centres run by the government or government-owned corporations in the states, except in New Delhi.
For the first time, the APSRTC is setting up the training centres in the state.
The RTC officials have noticed an acute shortage of perfectly trained drivers in the corporation, as well as in the private sector.
The survey reports have also revealed that a majority of accidents take place because of the negligence of untrained drivers.
According to some officials, to set up a training centre, they would need `3 cr to `4 cr. The officials are assessing places such as Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Kurnool and Warangal for the purpose.
The officials are also in the process of preparing guidelines for the training centres. SSC is going to be the minimum qualification for joining the training programme. The training period would be around 3 to 6 months. A nominal fees will be collected from candidates for the training. The trained drivers after passing an exam would be absorbed by the corporation.