IEP DEHRADUN AUGUST 25, 2022
The Transport department is gearing up to set up automated driving test tracks in 10 cities across the state within a year. The officials informed that the department has currently set a budget of about Rs two crore to set up these tracks in 10 cities that include Dehradun, Vikasnagar, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Haldwani, Kashipur, Udham Singh Nagar, Kotdwar, Roorkee and Almora.
According to them, the department has marked pieces of land to set up these automated driving test tracks in six cities-Haridwar, Rishikesh, Kotdwar, Almora, Kashipur and Haldwani. The officials said that the department has received a detailed project report (DPR) for the automated tracks in some cities while others are under the process. They said that the track is ready at Jhajhra in Dehradun whereas a proposal has been sent to the state administration to give the management of the track in Haridwar to IDTR.
The activities in the automated driving test track in Haridwar will be commenced in the next few weeks, as per the officials. The transport department is working meticulously to set up the tracks in all these cities within a period of one year and considering the current work progress, all formalities to start the tracks will be done in the given time, said the officials.