Hyderabad, Feb 4 (INN): The Telangana State Cabs and Bus Operators Association (TSCBOA) in collaboration with the Cyberabad Police is launching an innovative training programme to sensitise nearly 25,000 drivers operating in the twin cities including Cyberabad limits on key issues related to safety and security of the passengers, especially those belonging to the IT sector.
The Training and Appraising the Drivers Programme will be launched at the Cognizant Technology Services (CTS) premises at Gachibowli on February 7 (Saturday) at 10.30 AM by Cyberabad Police Commissioner CV Anand. Nearly 1500 drivers, working for different private cab operators, will participate in the inaugural programme. Experts on different subjects would brief the drivers about the existing laws, new rules and the role that they need to play to ensure safety and security of the places they move around. Similar training programmes will be conducted for all the drivers in batches of 700- 1,000 in different IT companies in Cyberabad limits.
According to TSCBOA President Syed Nizamuddin, the drivers are an important component of the IT industry and therefore, they need to be more disciplined and alert.
“An IT company cannot function without having an organised fleet of vehicles and disciplined drivers who pick up and drop its employees on scheduled time, in safety and comfort. While we measure the success or failure of a company from its balance sheet, so far, we have not devised any mechanism to judge the performance of a driver. Driving, as a profession, not only lacks recognition, but it also lacks the much deserved respect. Every organisation needs good drivers, but not many of them treat them as part of their team,” the TSCBOA President said.
Through this unique programme, the TSCBOA aims to convey to the drivers that they are part and parcel of our system. Without them, the entire system cannot function properly. “We will provide all drivers an opportunity to speak out their concerns and issues in order to offer solutions,” he said.
The training programme will be interactive wherein experts from related fields will deliver brief lectures or give presentations on the role a driver is expected to play in the present security scenario. The representatives of TSCBOA, Cyberabad Police and Cyberabad Security Council will address the training programme on identified subjects.
The entire training programme has been designed and executed in a manner that all drivers would feel themselves to be a part and parcel of entire system and will feel proud of it. The major subjects to be discussed during the training programme include Proper Documentation, Vehicle Maintenance, Traffic Rules, Personal Hygiene, Women’s Security, etc.,