Automated test driving track opened

The ADTT has been developed by the Transport Department with assistance from the Union Ministry of Information Technology and the Department of E-Governance of Karnataka. Spread over an area of about five acres, it has cost an estimated Rs 1.7 crores.

Yeddyurappa said the City had grown manifold in the last decade and the number of vehicles had reached close to 34 lakh. Road accidents too were increasing, with about 800 people being killed and 6000 people wounded in road accidents last year.

It was to address the deficiencies in driving skills, that the Transport Department decided to construct an ADTT which is a replica of road conditions with an electronic system control testing the skill of candidate before granting them driving licence.

Yeddyurappa said public transportation will improve in the near future with the commissioning of Namma Metro. The government is also trying hard to bring Mono Rail to the city, the Chief Minister said.

Transport Department Secretary Shankar Linge Gowda told the media on the sidelines of the event that the ADTT constituted a major step towards disciplining the road traffic in the City.

The ADTT will eliminate malpractices in issuing driving licences, he said. There will be two more ADTTS in the City - one at Yelahanka and the other at Parappana Agrahara. The yelahanka ADTT will be for heavy vehicles.

Gowda said the government was contemplating to start such ADTTs at Mangalore, Mysore and Dharwad too.

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