Inauguration, June 23rd,2012
The Professional Driver Training Academy (PDTA) at Motor Zone, Red Hills was launched by T Prabhakara Rao, IAS, Principal Secretary and Transport Commissioner Tamil Nadu recently. This is an initiative of AB Business Enterprises; a part of the city-based Parveen Travels Group.
According to A Afzal, chairman and managing director, AB Business Enterprises, the goals of PDTA will be to train 1,500 drivers for the year 2012-2013 and has all required infrastructure including a unit operating from Guindy.
He explained the goals of PDTA including the tie up with IRT, Gummidipoondi for driving range and plans of getting lady instructors to train women.
T Prabhakara Rao, Transport Commissioner, appreciated the initiative taken by the group and recognised its importance in the present context of acute shortage of trained drivers threatening the growth of transportation industry. He also insisted on the safety of the passengers and the sensitivity with which the drivers have to be educated continuously.
The event was followed by opening ceremony of Wheel India Air suspension, an authorised service centre, bySundaraman, general manager, Wheels India Ltd & Paint booth by Rahul Awasthi, regional head, DuPont.
The driver training institute at Gummidipoondi was set up in the year 1979 with an aim to make Heavy Vehicle Driver Training develop quality drivers having adequate knowledge about driving safety and traffic rules and regulation.
The institute is located at Gummidipoondi, Tiruvallur District on the Chennai-Kolkata Grant North Trunk Road(NH-5 ), about 45 km away from the city.
Seminar for Omni Bus Drivers, December 16th to 19th, 2013
Professional Driver Training Academy has organized the 4 day seminar for Omni bus Drivers in Chennai under the title, “I AM A SAFE DRIVER” from 16th to 19th Dec 2013. The world leading vehicle manufacturer has participated and conducted the various training program on Safe Driving.
The event was chaired by Mr.Prabhakaran IAS transport commissioner and asst commissioner of police. Speaking to the event he has mentioned the valid safety issue in the bus, and distributed safety driving CD’s to the drivers. The CMD of Parveen travels and President of TOBOA has organised the event.
Launch Of New HTV Vehicle, August 18th, 2014
Professional Driver Training Academy has found the need to expand its HTV training to more members of the community and other Goverment projects, therefore to cater to the growing demand a new HTV has been launched on August 18th, 2014.
PDTA is now capable of training more than 75 new drivers per month in the HTV segment.
Launch Of New ForkLift, September 5th, 2014
Professional driver training academy now has launched forklift training at Redhills. After the enrolment into LMV and HTV category, we have moved into Fork Lift Training since there is huge demand for Fork Lift Operators.
Daimler Staff Training, October 26th, 2014
Professional driver training academy has started HTV training for Daimler Staff at Daimler India Commercial Vehicle Pvt Ltd
Professional Driver Training Academy also plans to start one day refresher courses to Hazardous goods driver on handling the Hazardous Safety measures and different classes of Hazardous Handlings.