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Toyota India Inaugurates Driver Training Program in New Delhi

Snapshot: The company joined hands with Global infrastructure major- GMR and Medanta Hospital, with an objective to engage and educate airport taxi drivers

Toyota India has conducted the "Driver Training Program" and a "Health Check-up Camp" at Delhi International Airport, New Delhi. The company joined hands with Global infrastructure major- GMR and Medanta Hospital, with an objective to engage and educate airport taxi drivers on the traffic safety challenges and the critical importance of making Indian roads safer with a more responsible approach.

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The event was graced by several prominent personalities, including Dr. Rohit Baluja, President, IRTE, Mr. Marcel Hungerbeuhler, COO, DIAL, Mr. Vikram Kirloskar, Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor and Mr. Naomi Ishii, MD, Toyota Kirloskar Motor. There was an interactive audio visual training session conducted by experts from Institute of Road Traffic Education for the airport taxi drivers, the training catered to key traffic safety challenges like lane discipline, impact of drunk driving, traffic rules and guidelines apart from other basic road safety aspects. With the dedicated support from Medanta Hospital and Essilor Vision Foundation, health and eye check-ups including x rays in special vans, advanced blood checkups, near and distance visual acuity test, color perception and depth perception was also facilitated for airport taxi drivers of the city.

Commenting on the campaign Mr. Naomi Ishii, M.D, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said"As the safety leaders in the automobile industry, weare happy to undertake this program. We sincerely acknowledge the whole hearted support from GMR, Medanta Hospital and Essilor Vision Foundation in our successful endeavor in undertaking this initiative. Additionally we would like to thank IRTE and Traffic Police Department for sharing their indepth knowledge during the training session. For us safety is not just a feature, we hold great value for the lives of people driving on Indian roads. Last year, a total of 8085 road accidents and average of 4 deaths per day were reported in Delhi. Through this initiative we aim at creating a strong road safety sense amongst the drivers, and encourage them to adopt safer driving practices. With this awareness drive we would like to give the right message to the airport drivers as well as the general public to ensure that our roads are much safer in the near future."

"We are delighted to participate with Toyota Kirloskar Motors for this noble initiative at Delhi Airport. This is in line with our 'Road Traffic Safety Management System'- ISO39001:2012 certification for ensuring effective and safe traffic movement on the city side area. We strive to bring down traffic related road incidents and congestions to create safe and efficient traffic management at IGIA. Such health camps help us to focus on the welfare and well-being of the airport staff who keep India's busiest airport operational and contribute it to becoming World No.1" said Mr. I Prabhakara Rao, CEO, Delhi International Airport (P) Limited (A GMR Group led Consortium). The training program was aimed at educating airport taxi drivers about the importance of road safety and their role to keep the roads safe.

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