AICC (Automated inspection and certification center) for transport vehicles will be come in the city soon. The center will be the first-of-its-kind in the state and is 100% operational in China, Germany, Singapore and Hong Kong.
The state government coming to set-up the center by providing the technical support from ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India). ARAI has extended technical support to transport departments at Pune, Cochin, Nasik and Surat.
The main aim of AICC is to clamp down on the problems of pollution and road accidents due to mechanical failures besides preventing corruption in the transport department is issuing fitness certificates to school buses, lorries, buses, contract carriers, bikes and cars among other vehicles.
According to RTA officials said that, at present, the fitness test of a motor vehicle by the Road Transport Authority (RTA) group of transport officers are physically check every parameter of the vehicle, and issue a non-objection certificate regarding to the vehicle’s fitness. The tests are more of a routine nature and in most cases do not constitute any meaningful exercise.
In the future, the condition of transport vehicles AICC centers will serve as technical centers for testing . Manpower will not be required any longer for inspecting the vehicles for fitness.
The government is searching for an appropriate particular private player like Mahindra, Hyundai, Maruti Suzuki to set up the center on a BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) basis.
The state government’s role is to forward with appropriate land whereas the private player will have to set up the equipment, which will have to be bring in to a country from abroad it is not with in reach in the country The certification center will operate under the RTA.
Confirming this to RTA, TOI S Venkateswara Rao Visakhapatnam’s regional deputy transport officer expressed the state government is planning to set up the automated center in Vizag other than that from three other places.
“We have sufficient land for the project at Rajapulova, which common place for Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts. One unit cost around 5 crores. We are searching for a suitable private player,” Rao expressed.