Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) today entered into an agreement with the Government of NCT of Delhi to set up state-of-the-art automated driving test centres. The new centres will come across twelve locations in the city. A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed today between the Department of Transport, NCT of Delhi and MSIL. Maruti Suzuki will invest approximately Rs 15 crores. And it will be set up in phases, and handed over to the Transport Department.
The commissioning of the Centres and their operation will be decided by the Transport Department. The Automated Driving Test Centres will be equipped with advanced video analytic technology to check driving skills of the applicant unlike the current format, where the assessment is done manually. The centres will have scientifically laid driving test tracks which include advanced high definition cameras and an integrated IT system, which are approved by the Transport Department. Maruti Suzuki will set up the Centres and maintain them for three years, the Transport Department will conduct the tests and issue driving licenses to eligible applicants.
To begin in a phased manner, the automated driving centres will be set up in areas like Hauz Khas, Shakur Basti, Raja Garden, Hari Nagar, Burari, Loni Road, Sarai Kale Khan, Rohini, Jharoda Kalan, Mayur Vihar Phase I, Surajmal Vihar and Dwarka.