Chandigarh: Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) drivers and conductors who are generally accused of rash driving and misconduct with passengers will undergo a combination of therapy to improve upon habits and behaviour. With a view to teach the CTU drivers about disciplined driving and CTU conductors to be polite with public, UT Administration has roped in the services of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas to carry out the behaviour therapy of the employees. PCRA and UT Administration signed a memorandum on Tuesday at the office of Additional Deputy Commissioner-cum-Director CTU Amit Talwar.
After signing the MoU, Talwar said, “We have taken an initiative to train the drivers and conductors for their attitude, behaviour and habits. PCRA has been engaged to carry out the training programmes of the drivers and conductors. Around 1000 drivers and conductors in a batch of 20 will be trained for 150 days programme. The training process will start from July onwards.” Naveen Gulati, Director PCRA and Sudhir Kumar Deputy Director PCRA signed the memorandum and said that PCRA represents the Government of India’s effort to promote conservation of petroleum products in all the sector of the economy like Industrial, Transport, Agriculture and Domestic.
To promote conservation of Petroleum Products in Transport sector PCRA conducts its flagship Driver Training Programme (DTP) to improve fuel efficient driving habits, said Gulati. He said, “CTU has agreed to train their all drivers to improve their fuel efficiency and PCRA has agreed to train such drivers on batch wise basis. Conductors will also undergo behavior therapy during the training program. Around 1000 CTU employees will undergo training.” While elaborating over the training concept, Sudhir said that the Driver Training Programme (DTP) objective is to conserve diesel and bring in best practices of driving.
It is a unique three full day hands-on practical program me for a batch of 15-20 drivers at a time. Each DTP consists of 3 day training. “We will also impart the behaviour training including the interaction with public and especially driving skills as per the road sense for the drivers. Drivers will be taught about the importance of Conservation of Oil as well as On-the-wheel driving test for individual driver for noting down their driving habits,” said Sudhir. The drivers will also be subjected to Class Room Session which will have theory covering PCRA’s Good Driving Tips and showing of video films on conservation of fuel, road safety and various types of accidents. Analysis of faulty driving habits of drivers observed during on-the-wheel test will also be analysed. All the drivers and conductors will be given certificates on completion of the programme.
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