In a first-of-its kind campaign, the RTO will conduct a drive in the rural areas of the district wherein a learner’s licence test will be taken and the licence will be issued on the spot.
The RTO will also rope in members of the Pune bikers’ group and conduct a seminar under the street sense programme.
In the first phase, the campaign will be held in Panshet village. Applicants who will have proper riding kits including a helmet and shoes, will get a chance to be a member of street sense campaign free of cost.
Deputy Regional Transport Officer Anil Valiv said, “All those who will register with us under street sense programme will be given anti-snake venom and anti-rabies medicines free of cost. We will also offer them a course in disaster management, which will train and educate them to deal with eventualities like floods, fires, earthquakes etc.”
Pune bikers’ group member Sangaram Devkar said, “We will be training people about the basics of bike riding and maintaining their vehicles. We will also give them a first aid kit so they can double up as motorbike ambulances to provide first aid at the earliest.”