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Delay in setting up of Institutes of Driving Training & Research, ICCs in J&K

Last Updated on October 17, 2021 at 11:03 am

Even after the directions of Lieutenant Governor to speed up the work, Institutes of Driving Training and Research (IDTRs) and Inspection and Certification Centres (ICCs) in Jammu and Kashmir has not been yet set up.

Moreover, officials of Transport Department of J&K are not sure about the time of completion of the work. Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had announced setting up of two Institutes of Driving Training and Research and Inspection and Certification Centres in J&K many years back.

The reason to establish IDTRs was to provide dynamic training to educate drivers about the correct ways of driving. Similarly, Inspection and Certification Centres were aimed at automated testing of transport and commercial vehicles.

Talking about IDTR Jammu, the work on the project was started in January 2018 and now it has come to fore in the official meetings that project is likely to be completed in December next year subject to the availability of funds.

As per reports, IDTR at Kashmir, the land measuring 2129 kanals and five marlas has been identified at Zoorigund-Budgam and the revised Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Rs 2629 lakh prepared by J&K Projects Construction Corporation Ltd was submitted to Administrative Department.
However, the Administrative Department directed to restrict the DPR within the available funds for construction of IDTR as per scheme guidelines.

The work on ICC at Samba was started in the month of September 2017 and it is claimed by the Transport Department of J&K that project is expected to be completed by December this year provided equipments are supplied and installed by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha in several meetings of the Transport Department had instructed for making these facilities available without any delays.