JOINS HANDS WITH AAUI TO PROMOTE ROAD SAFETY
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has entered into a
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Automobile Association
of Upper India (AAUI) to promote road safety. The agreement
was signed on the fringes of a Seminar on Transport &
Tourism : Towards a Better Future for Delhi, organised by
CII. As per the MoU, CII and AAUI would work together by synergising
the expertise, knowledge and network of both the organisations
by focussing on improving road safety by imparting training
on driving and road safety to member companies of CII. Amongst
other initiatives, CII would also promote the setting up of
computerized pollution testing centres through its membership,
according to the release. While pursuing specific actions
in the above areas, CII and AAUI will continue to explore
new areas of opportunities within the broad framework of this
MoU. According to the press release, Delhi would be the initial
focal point for this initiative, especially in view of the
fact that Delhi has the unique distinction of the maximum
number of road accidents in the country in a year. This initiative
is part of an overall campaign of the Delhi State Council
of CII for improving the quality of life in the nation's capital
the release stated.
SCHOOL BUS 2003
Association of Upper India (AAUI) and Delhi Public School
Society have signed an MOU to launch a unique project to promote
safety of school going children. In a decision taken in the
recent meeting chaired by Transport Commissioner Delhi, the
need was felt to educate the School bus drivers, conductors,
school children and parents to deal with the new menace on
capital's roads taking toll of innocent lives of school children
in crashes involving school buses. AAUI
has already commenced special courses to upgrade driving skills
of the drivers deployed on school bus duties. A new integrated
syllabus for this purpose duly approved by the Transport Department
has been introduced with important features:a) Skill in handling
b) Stress management and relaxation techniques;
c) Child psychology;
d) Driving habits;
e) Compulsory reflexes test and eye examination;
'Safe School Bus 2003' will cover 1800 contract carriage buses,
more than 1000 DTC buses, Rural Transport Vehicles (RTVs)
engaged in transporting school children. The AAUI and Delhi
Public School........ brought out a brochure "School
Bus Safety Law' and a booklet on 'ABC of Road Safety' for
distribution to Schools and students for awareness. School
Transport including RTV school buses are supposed to comply
with all norms as per Delhi Motor Vehicle Rules.
brochure "Know Delhi Motor Vehicle Rules" brought
out by AAUI when handed over to the drivers by the respective
Schools will serve as an instant reminder for drivers to adhere
to the rules.It
is proposed to hold six Workshops during the year with active
participation of DPS Society and various other Schools to
provide a common platform to school management, parents, students,
drivers and conductors to learn by interacting on safety related
aspects of school transport. Road Safety experts will be associated
with this programme.
MOTOR VEHICLES DRIVERS TO ATTEND REFRESHER COURSES IN AUTOMOBILE
ASSOCIATION OF UPPER INDIA (AAUI) AND INSTITUTE OF DRIVING
TRAINING RESEARCH (IDTR)
is now mandatory for the commercial vehicle drivers including
school bus drivers to undergo refresher courses in AAUI and
IDTR. Their driving licences will be renewed only if they
successfully undergo these courses and obtain a certificate
thereof. The Hon'ble Delhi High Court has directed Delhi Government
to open more such Institutions within the next two years to
meet with the requirements. The directions by the Hon'ble
High Court were issued in view of serious accidents in which
school buses and other heavy motor vehicles have been involved
in the recent past. Regular courses are now being conducted
by these two Institutions. AAUI has also brought out a brochure
on School Bus Safety Law for distribution to the Schools and
ASSOCIATION OF UPPER INDIA
Tariff Advisory Committee (General Insurance) has notified
a number of changes in the vehicle insurance w.e.f. 1st July,
02. Some of the important changes affecting our members for
Car / Two-wheeler Insurance are given below for guidance of
Revision in Insurance Premium
Minimum premium for a Car Insurance is now Rs.100/-. Minimum
insurance premium for 3rd Party, has been enhanced to Rs.630/-
for Car. For small car upto 1000CC and correspondingly more
for higher capacity car.
India has been divided into two zones i.e. A & B. Metro
cities Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata,
Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune are listed under Zone-A for which
the rates of premium are higher. Rest of India comes in Zone-B
with lesser rates.
3. Rebate to AAUI Members
The rebate to AAUI members has been raised from Rs.100/- to
Rs.200/- @5 percent of the premium whichever is lesser.
b) Rebate in Case An Anti-Theft System is installed in the
Car : There is a rebate of 2.5 percent (maximum of Rs.500/-)
for Anti Theft device fitted in the car approved by Automobile
Research Association of India (ARAI), Pune. The installation
of the device is to be certified by AAUI.
Short Term Insurance
For periods of 1 month to 8 months, minimum premium will be
10% in addition to 10% for each month. Full premium will be
charged for more than 8 months.
b) Loading upto 100 percent can be made in case a policy making
frequent accident claims CNG/LPG Kit fitter are charged 60
percent extra towards 3rd party insurance.
c) Vehicles taking part in rallies / races are charged @Rs.60/-
for first day and Rs.30/- for every additional day, for comprehensive
insurance and Rs.25/- for first day and Rs.15/- for subsequent
day towards 3rd party insurance.
d) For claim purpose no depreciation is made on glass items.
However, for fibre glass items, a depreciation of Rs.30 percent
and for nylon tyre, plastic, rubber and battery etc. depreciation
of 55 percent is made.
Cars manufactured before 31st Dec., 1940 are classified as
Vintage Cars. The premium on Vintage Cars is as per agreed
value of the Car.
6. Transfer of Policy at the Time of Sale to another person
50/- is charged for issue of a new certificate at the time
of transfer or a duplicate insurance certificate in case the
certificate is lost or damaged. The rate of 'No Claim Bonus'
is limited to 20 percent for first year, 25 percent for 2nd
year, 35 percent for 3rd year, 45 percent for 4th year and
50 percent after 5 years i.e. maximum.
case No Claim Bonus is to be claimed when the advice from
the renewal notice from the Insurance Companies, has not been
received an undertaking certificate as follows has to be given
by the Policy holder:
declare that the rate of NCB claimed by me is correct and
that no claim has arisen in the expiring policy period (Copy
of the Policy enclosed). I further undertake that if this
declaration is found to be incorrect, all benefits under the
policy in respect of Section-I of the Policy will stand forefeited."
commercial driver or a driver employee needs a separate insurance
cover for injuries etc. at a fees of Rs.100/- upto a cover
of Rs.2 Lac.
Insurance policy cannot be lesser than Rs.15,000/- for a Small
car i.e. upto 1000CC and Rs.20,000/- for a Car of 1500 CC
and Rs.30,000/- for capacities higher than 1500 CC.
International Distinguished Visitor Ms. Deborah Smith, Head Customs
Affairs, Geneve (Switzerland)
She was the Chief Guest in the Reception
hosted by Automobile Association of Upper India (AAUI) and
Unity International Foundation in New Delhi on February 19,
2003, 2003.Ms. Smith was in India to hold high level meetings
with the Ministry of Finance and Department of Tourism to
facilitate travel of tourists from across
International borders with their vehicles into India without
payment of customs duties. India is signatory to 1954 UN Convention
which provides for temporary importation of vehicles by visiting
foreign tourists.Seen interacting in the photograph are
Mr. T. K.Malhotra, AAUI President, Ms. D. Smith and
Mr. Bezbaruah, Former Secretary, Department of Tourism, Govt.
YOUR CARD & SAVE (SYC&S)
are excited about the ongoing globalization of member savings
opportunities and want to share with you some of the latest
news regarding and globalization of the show Your Card &
save (SYC & S) programme in which many Automobiles Associations
such as your Association-Automobile Association of Upper India(AAUI)
affiliated with the Alliance International De Tourism and
Federation of International Automobiles Association have participated
in the past:
of the news 2002 SYC & S global card include:
the world & save with AAA and ARC Europe
of our 2002 SYC & S (SyC!) Global membership include:
news AAA/CAA/ARC Europe partnership:
organism are now working together in a global partnership
to provide our members with savings at partner locations all
over the world.
are more than 10000 SyC! Lodging, attraction, dining and travel
partner locations throughout ARC Europe countries.
are more than 4000 travel, lodging, entertainment, dining
and retail partner locations throughout the United States
Members may please contact Secretary, AAUI for more information
on the Show Your Card & Save programme and how to obtain
the additonal card for their use.
DRIVING COMPUTER BASED SIMULATOR SYSTEM
Driving Institute has now been recognised by Deptt. Of Transport,
Govt. of NCT of Delhi to conduct two-day Refresher Courses
for Bus, Truck and other Heavy Motor Vehicle Drivers. It is
mandatory for this class of drivers to undergo this course
to enable them to renew their driving licences.
Transporters / Corporates and Fleet owners may depute their
drivers to the AAUI for training.
For further information, please contact :
Lt.Col. J.R. Kochhar, Secretary, AAUI, Tel.No. 26611034
MINISTER Mr. AJAY MAKEN ON A 'TEST DRIVE' OF ELECTRONIC TRUCK
the visit of Mr. Ajay Maken, Minister for Transport, Tourism
and Power to the AAUI Driving Training School on the 5th February
2002, AAUI President, Mr. T.K. Malhotra offered the facility
to evaluate Driving skills of DTC Drivers. The AAUI has set
up the State of the Art Electronic Simulator System to improve
psychological aptitude of city drivers by subjecting them
to Refresher Courses. The equipment has been imported with
the financial assistance of the Minister of Road Transport
Speaking on the occasion the Minister desired that the Schools
in Delhi should voluntarily depute their drivers for Refresher
Courses conducted by the AAUI otherwise Government may consider
taking steps to make it mandatory in the interest of safe
transportation of School Children.
DTC Chairman Mr. Rakesh Mehta who also graced the occasion
was highly appreciative of the training and Refresher Courses
devised by the AAUI. The AAUI has also installed an equipment
to conduct Reflexes Tests of the Drivers.
Certificates and premium paid insurance policies of Rs.1 lac
each were also distributed by the Minister to the truck and
school bus drivers who participated in a Two-day Refresher
We deeply appreciate support of millions of viewers to the
Rail Road Watch, the show which brought to you news, views
and awareness on safe driving and alternate modes of travel.
The programme completed its combined series of 152 episodes
with telecast of the last episode on 23rd February, 2002 on
We are off the air now but shall be back soon with wider spectrum
of themes on safe driving and alternate mode of Rail travel.
FOR UNENDING JOURNEY WITH RAIL ROAD WATCH AWAIT FUTURE
EYES ON DD METRO
This television programme helps disseminate information on
the modernisation of Indian Railways.
The Public Relation Directorate has organized participation
of the Ministry of Railways in Rail Road Watch programme on
DD Metro at 1730 hours every Saturday beginning 20th January
2001 upto 14th July 2001. The programme will be telecast in
The 30 minute Rail Road Watch Programme has 10 minutes exclusively
dedicated to information dissemination on Indian Railways
and another 30 seconds for telecast of informative TV spot.
The Rail Road Watch programme is being produced by a non-governmental
organization- "Automobile Association of Upper India"
- which was earlier producing and telecasting Road Watch programme
on DD Metro for more than 100 episodes with the primary objective
of educating road-users on road safety measures. Now, this
programme would cover rail-related information as well for
Considering the impact of audio-visual publicity upon the
mind of the viewers. The reach of DD Metro to 158 million
viewers through high-powered transmission in India and in
middle-east and far-east countries, it was considered appropriate
to disseminate positive aspects of rail working to the public
in a direct, focussed and cost-effective manner. Theme programmes
on matters of public interest are being telecast in this venture.
Some of the times identified are Modernisation of Platform
Services, Upgrading Catering Services in trains, Role of Railway
Protection Force, Promotion of Tourism by Indian Railways,
Upgrading Track Technology, Evolution of Railway Coaches,
Perspective Planning, Safety Awareness, Training of frontline
staff in Customer Care, Role of Railway Medical Services,
New Freight Marketing Strategies, New Partnership Projects
with State Governments, Passenger Amenities, Vigilance Awareness,
Romance of Hill Railways (Kalka-Shimla, Neral-Matheran, New
Jalpaiguri-Darjeeling, Coimbatore-Ootacamund), Signalling
improvements, and Leaps of Telecommunication on the Indian
SAFETY BOOKLET RELEASED IN MADRAS
ABC Booklet of Road Safety written by Mr. T.K. Malhotra,
President Automobile Association of Upper India was released
by Mr. Amarjit Singh, Chairman, Programme Implementation
Committee, Govt. of India, Ministry of Surface Transport in
Madras on the 16th March, 1996. Speaking in the function organised
by Automobile Association of Southern India, Punjab Association,
Mr. Singh drew the attention of road users to the growing
rate accidents in the country.
said the rapid increase (15-20% per annum) in number of vehicles
was creating a lot of problems.
A four-lane traffic system would be insufficient, and what
would be needed was a six-lane system. This was impossible,
as, a lot of investment was required. Existing resources needed
to be mobilised to solve the problem. The whole community
should be involved in inculcating traffic sense among road-users.
India had only 1.5 percent of the total vehicles in the world,
it accounted for 6.5 percent of global accidents. A good trauma
care facility was also required, as 40 percent of the accident
victims could be saved with timely treatment. With the recent
constitutional amendment, doctors and police were bound to
extend treatment immediately to the accident victims.
India had only 1.5 percent of the total vehicles in the
world, It accounted for 6.5 percent of global accidents.
A good trauma care facility was also required, as 40 percent
of the accident victims could be saved with timely treatment
ARE NO "GOODS"
is marching ahead with the literacy drive and schools are
mushrooming to cope up with the pan Indian literacy movement.
So is the case of India's capital Delhi where schooling has
become the primary sector in the Govt. Educational endeavour.
But then literacy is on the move.
is painful to see that 10 to 15 children are stacked in
a small autorickshaw with school bags and water bottles
hanging around the vehicle--Dear parents will you devote
sometime on this subject?
striking problem of school transportation has come to the
fore, especially when the neo public School culture has come
in vogue. Sordidly enough when parents / school authorities,
are marching ahead with modernisation, they are at the same
time ignoring the vital aspect of school transportation. Most
schools in Delhi do not have their own school transportation
this relying on hazardous modes of transportation e.g TSR
Rickshaws, Tongas etc. it is painful to see that 10-15 children
are stacked in a small autorickshaw with school bags and water
bottles hanging around the vehicle.
The innocent children while travelling smile out and enjoy
their ride. But they are unaware of the fact that if such
overloaded autorickshaw overturns those tiny laughs / smiles
turn into agony and mourning. Perhaps at this juncture parents
who spend so much money on schooling should try to understand
the hidden chances of pot holes which are a demon's laugh
at the back of the miserable school transportation options.
Be it overloaded autorickshaw, cycle rickshaw, Tonga all are
very near to accidents. It is an open question to the school
authorities who boast of modernisation would continue to think
that school transportation is not just their headache.
Ask a child whether he or she loves to be treated as "goods".
No never. They are our future citizens and they need protection
/ care from one and all. Dear parents are you listening? How
long you will continue with this adhoc culture, and risk the
lives of your most loved ones? Reaching school is as important
as their reaching home 'safely'.