Govt mulling over imparting heavy vehicle driving training for women: Revanna

Govt mulling over imparting heavy vehicle driving training for women: Revanna

Govt mulling over imparting heavy vehicle driving training for women: Revanna

The Department of Transport is mulling over imparting heavy vehicle driving training for women by the government and engage them in public transportation system. Funds would be earmarked for the purpose in the next budget, Transport Minister H M Revanna said.

He was speaking after laying the foundation for heavy vehicle driving training institute at Kamblapadavu at a cost of Rs 15 crore. "Women have excelled in all walks of life. Women drive heavy vehicles in foreign countries. After imparting free training, a license would be issued for women by the government."

After Bengaluru and Dharwad, the heavy vehicle driving training institute will come up in Mangaluru. The centre will start functioning within 18 months. The institute will give priority to road safety and checking road accidents.

Under Raitha Sarathi programme, farmers will be trained in driving tractors. There are 5 lakh tractors in the state, of which 3 lakh farmers have a license for driving.

On the occasion, the minister distributed licenses to farmers for driving tractors.

Commissioner for Transport and Road Safety B Dayanand said the institute is coming up on a 10-acre land. It will have automated vehicle inspection as well as test driving tracks.

District-in-Charge Minister B Ramanath Rai said the finance department has given its approval for the RTO office in Bantwal. The RTO office will be inaugurated by the end of the month, which will benefit the people of Belthangady and Bantwal.

'Peace disrupted'

Transport Minister H M Revanna said that the untoward incidents in Dakshina Kannada district have hurt him. "In spite of peace-loving people in the district, an attempt is being made to disrupt the peace in the society. Innocent lives are being lost over personal rivalry," he said.

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