RSTI remains open for 12 hrs daily for providing training to drivers: Shabana Kausar
By K A Mian
LAHORE: As many as 250 citizens including 90 females have been trained as a driver in all 17th Road Safety Training Courses’ across Pakistan since January 2018 at the Road Safety Training Institute (RSTI) of National Highway and Motorway Police (NH&MP), Daily The Business has learnt here on Thursday.
The Road Safety Training Institute (RSTI) offers 45-day long course of Road Safety Training on the modern professional lines for every individual who wants to become a driver against nominal charges of Rs 5000/ per person. These fee charges are directly submitted by the applicant into the government exchequer through the bank account. The basic aim RSTI is to provide an opportunity to the citizens for learning driving skills in accordance with international standards of the school safety.
These views were expressed by Senior Petrol Officer/Inspector Incharge RSTI/Driving Licensing Authority, Shabana Kausar while talking to Daily The Business. She said that the RSTI is striving hard to provide training in road safety and to train drivers. Ms Kausar expressed that RSTI remains open for 12 hours daily from 08 am to 08 pm for providing the best opportunity to the citizens and encourage them for learning driving skills, whereas an individual can attend his/her class according to their own choice time duration of two hours during these hours. She reiterated that the RSTI provides training of five-hour for theory and 9-credit hours for practical’s skills to an individual during the 45-day course which is mandatory and requirement of Govt of Pakistan.
The SPO maintained that training is imparting to the citizen during training about basic knowledge of traffic rules, road and road signs, controlling of accelerator, brake & clutch, basic the mechanical, electrical technique of vehicles, driver behaviour and attitude, defensive driving skills, adverse weather driving, parking/shapes, garage, parallel uphill etc.
Meanwhile, a certification certificate distribution ceremony of two resent course of 16th and 17th batches was held at the Road Safety Training Institute of NH&MP central zone at Babu Sabu, Lahore. A total of 60 passes out trainees have been awarded driving certificates including one foreigner China National female student in a ceremony by the Sector Commander SSP Abdul Ghaffar Qaisrani who participated as chief guest.
Speaking at the occasion, Sector Commander SSP said that the stressed upon the services of Road Safety Training Institutes (Driving Schools) and its importance for providing an opportunity to people for learning driving skills as per international standards of road safety. He said that the DIG Motorways Ahmad Arslan Malik had a staunch determination to ensure immaculate adherence of traffic laws on the Motorways/Highways and provision of quality road safety and drivers training on modern lines.
He added that during the training the trainees were taught about road safety measures, traffic rules, regulation and information about the vehicle beside practical driving skills so that a civilized driving culture is promoted. Qaisrani also appreciated the professional skills of Incharge RSTI SPO Shabana Kauser while enhancing the quality of road safety training.