Hyundai is been getting aggressive by the passing days. To its latest addition of repertoire, the carmaker launched a driving academy in Chennai, India.
Dubbed as ‘Hyundai Driving academy’, the institution is dwelled out in association with the Institute of Road Transport (IRT), with an initiative to develop the driving skills in the youths of rural India.
Hence, the CSR wing of Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF) has lent out ample amount of efforts to take on this initiative till the actual purpose. Commemorating about the cost, Korean carmaker pumped in Rs. 30 lakh to provide training at least to 100 underprivileged boys. While the plans chalked out by the organization also says, 100 general students will be given a chance to learn at this academy alongside the underprivileged, at “subsidised rates”.
Continuing further, HMIF is learnt to lose its pocket strings by Rs. 20 lakh in the subsequent years to continue this activity, letting more of the socially-incapable youths to get them a better future.
Talking details, all the students will not only be taught how to drive in various road conditions, but also to drive safe as per the proper rules and regulations regarded by road transportation lobbies of India. The training is learnt to be revolving round the 10 hours of practical and five hours of theory classes. Students enrolling themselves for the course can customise the training schedule as per their convenience.
Hyundai will provide underprivileged students a comprehensive training, inclusive of driving, car maintenance sessions, spoken English, etiquette, yoga and basic finance. At the end of course, all students will also be lend a helping in obtaining their driving licences.
To its benefits, IRT now got the facilities improved in the class rooms and elsewhere by HMIF, which had flecked the organization for an additional bulge of Rs 15 lakh. But to its duty, additional man power support will also be provided to run the academy.
However, to our surprise, Hyundai already runs a training facility inside its factory where it has taught 400 rural youth for free of cost. This initiative is legged as an addition to the existing one.
“This academy will help new car buyers and the existing car owners to learn the nuances of driving in all terrains and conditions. Another important aim of launching this academy is to cater to the needy youth in the city, thereby enhancing their skills and helping them gain employment,” said BW Ryu, executive director, HMIL, at the venue.