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Mr. B. L Joshi, Hon'ble Lt. Governor of
Delhi on a test drive of bus simulator


Mr. Haroon Yusuf, Hon'ble Transport Minister,Delhi Govt. on a test drive of bus simulator.



Mr. Ajay Maken, Delhi Transport Minister and Mr.Naresh Mehta, Chief Secretary on a test drive of bus simulator.


 

Mr Qamar Ahmed, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic,Delhi) on a test drive of bus simulator.

Mr.Arvinder Singh Lovely Hon'ble Minister of Transport, Government of N.C.T, Delhi on a test drive on a bus simulator

Mr. Ajay Chadha IPS, Special Commissioner of Police(traffic) on a test drive of bus simulator

Mr.Rajesh Pilot,Minister for Surface Transport,Govt. of India on a test drive of car simulator

Maj.Gen(Retd.).B.C.Khanduri, Minister for Road Transport and Highways, govt.of India on a test drive of car simulator

Mr Yogendra Narain,Former Secretary Ministry of Tansport and Highways andSectretary general Rajaya sabha on a test drive of bus simulator


President



President T. K. MalhotraT. K. Malhotra (67) is the President of the Automobile Association of Upper India (AAUI) since 1981. He has served six terms as President of Federation of Indian Automobile Associations (FIAA) since 1984. In recognition of his contribution in the field of road safety and promotion of tourism, he was nominated as the Honorary Vice-President of the world body Alliance International de Tourisme (AIT), Geneva for the year 1993-94, an  honor conferred first time on any Indian in 93 years of the history of the AIT.

Mr. Malhotra has served on various Committees both at the state and national levels. Among others, he is a member on the following specialized Committees:
- Solatium Fund Committee for hit and run cases
- The Central Traffic Advisory Committee of Delhi Police
- The National Road Safety Council constituted by the Union Ministry of Shipping Road, Transport and Highways
- Advisory Group, National Highways Authority of India
- Tourism Committee of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
- National Committee on Tourism and Heritage set up by Confederation of Indian Industry
- PCRA Transport Advisory Committee
- Guest Columnist - Hindustan Times

Mr. Malhotra has also been the active member of Road Safety Programme Implementation Commitee set-up in the yesteryears by Union Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways.

His participation in the fields of road safety and environment speaks volumes of his contribution, which has been appreciated by the Government and motoring community at large.

Mr. Malhotra on a shoe-string budget has been publishing a popular monthly magazine- The Upper India Motorist. It was launched in 1950 with aim to make AAUI members aware about latest trends in safe motoring and rule and regulations. At present, the AAUI has about one lakh members who include transporters, automobile executives,law makers, bureaucrats,diplomats and media personalities..

His contribution to the motoring community on road safety through his regular weekly column in Hindustan Times and Indian Express has been widely acknowledged. Mr. Malhotra has also reached out to the vast base of road users in India through his infotainment TV serials "Hello Motorists" and "Road Watch" that were telecast on India's National Channel for more than 200 weeks.

The Doordarshan TV serials were produced to focus attention primarily on various aspects of road safety, with the mission to minimise increasing number of road accidents, improve the flow of trafffic and change the attitude of the public for being more considerate to other road users. This was another brainchild of Mr. Malhotra.

Mr. Malhotra has presented many papers at national and international seminars.  He is also the author of books titled "All you Need To Know About International Road Signs and Safe Driving" And "All You Need To Know About Cars & Safe Driving". He has also authored a booklet titled "ABC of Road Safety" for children.

In recognition of his efforts towards promoting road safety across the country, and leveraging India on the world map of international tourism, Mr. Malhotra has earned many accolades such as:

- Gem of India award presented by Shri Arjun Singh the then Hon'ble Minister for Human Resources in the year 1992
- Sarv Saresht with Bhartiya Pratishta award conferred on him by the National Integration Assembly
- Delhi Government Chief Minister's Trophy

Mr. Malhotra was instrumental in AAUI becoming the member of the Alliance Internationale de Tourisme (AIT)/Federation Internationale de 1'Automobile (FIA) international organizations, having more than 130 countries as their members. He played a pivotal role in organizing AIT General Assembly in New Delhi in 1993 with delegates from more than 60 countries. The then AIT President Late Simon Dyre named this event as a 'Model International General Assembly'.

Mr. Malhotra was instrumental in successful organization of the first to and fro ASEAN Motor Car Rally from Guwahati to Indoasia through Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia and Singapore in 2004. It was flagged off by Hon'ble Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, although it was the dream of his predecessor, Hon'ble Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Mr. Malhotra later in 2007 was again instrumental in successful SARRC Car Rally to seven countries. He has also been associated with several annual motor rallies like The Stateman's Vintage Car event.


Mr Malhotra pioneered the idea to impart driver education in a more scientific manner. He established the most modern driving training school in India equipped with state-of-the-art electronic driving simulators as the prime audio-visual training aid. Thus he brought about a revolution in driver training in the year 1989. The idea was to lay proper foundation for training the drivers in India. His effort was duly recognized by the Government of India by a financial grant, which helped him to modernize the school with yet latest version of imported car/truck simulators of Skoda make in the year 2001. The Central and State Governments are now encouraging driving institutions and schools to use simulators in order to impart quality instructions and to develop their skills to drive safely. Thousands of truck & LMV drivers have benefited by this training.

The AAUI has the mandate to issue international driving license to Indian going abroad. It also facilitates the issue of driving license by the Transport Department.

He has launched Mini Employment Exchange in the institution for placement of LMV/HMV drivers. It was inaugurated by Delhi Government's new Transport Minister Hon'ble Shri Ramakant Goswami on August 28, 2012. This would go a long way as a source of avenue to offer employment to drivers from average/poor families and lending a hand to poverty alleviation.

As a result of his exemplary dedication to promote road safety, Automobile Association of Upper India (AAUI) was declared the Runner-up for the National Award on Road Safety for the year 2000. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has instituted the award.

Vehicular Air Pollution caused due to exhaust emission of gases is a crucial issue, which has focused attention of the world being conscious of health hazard and polluting environment. In the year 2001, he initiated the idea to introduce a mobile pollution-testing center to test vehicles at the doorstep of motorists, city bus depots and business centers. The thought behind this innovative step was to inculcate a habit in vehicle owners to keep their vehicles pollution free all the times. The pollution testing programs so launched generated tremendous awareness amongst the automobile owners.

Under his guidance,the AAUI has also initiated an innovative program to educate truckers to prevent them from falling victims to HIV/AIDS deadly disease. More than 80 Drivers are benefited every day from the lectures and interaction in class rooms.

On a call given by United Nation for UN Global Road Safety Week 2007, the Automobile Association of Upper India under the lead provided by him successfully organized two international campaigns initiated by the FIA Foundation for the Automobile and Society. The campaigns 'Think Before You Drive' and 'Make Roads Safe' were successfully launched in Delhi, Chandigrah, Allahabad & Durgapur. Thousands of motorists and public at large have come forward to support these campaigns by signing the Declaration issued by the Foundation for submission to the UN. Copies of booklets relating to these campaigns have been distributed to a large number of motorists, road users, truck & bus drivers.

To involve citizens in Road Safety Campaign, Mr. Malhotra has appointed over 100 'Roaming Ambassador' in the Capital. Their job is to handle road related issues in their neighborhood and also give feedback to the AAUI, which then takes up the matter to the traffic police and the Transport Department.

Mr. Malhotra is also an active member of the Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (Plg. & Engg.) Centre (UTTIPEC) set up under the Chairmanship of Lt. Governor of Delhi and he is also the Co-Chairman of Working Group IV of the UTTIPEC.

Mr. Malhotra has been nominated by the Government of National Capital Of Delhi to serve on Special Task Force constituted in Pursuance of the directions of the High Court of Delhi vide Gazette Notification No.F.3(9)/Proj./Tpt./2010/604 dated 23rd March 2010.The Special Task Force will be responsible to deliberate and reach solutions pertaining to issues related with Traffic congestion, Vehicular emmissions and co-existence of all classes of vehicles on roads.

Mr. Malhotra has spent nearly half-a-century of his life pursuing his passion for safe motoring. A television newscaster once described him as "The one-man army on the road!"

Mr. Malhotra has been elected in Turkey by more than 700 delegates representing 140 countries, to serve on the following Global leadership positions.


Member World Council
For Automobile Mobility and Tourism
Vice President
Asia Pacific Region II


The elections were held in the Annual General Assembly Convened by the Federation Internationale de l’ Tourism (FIA) in Turkey in December 2013.This is the first time that India has found a seat on the World Council.


 Mr. Malhotra was felicitated in a function held in New Delhi on June 07, 2013 at India International Centre. Hon’ble Union Minister for External Affairs,   Mr. Salman Khurshid was pleased to do the honors.

 

 

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