Two more such centers would be set up in Odisha. The company has already signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the two state governments, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) General Manager (Driving Training) Mahesh Rajouria said.

The three centers would be set up in the PPP model and will train around 60,000 people every year, he said. "We are happy to expand our driving training and road safety initiatives in partnership with states like Bihar. In addition to driving training, we will also provide strategic support to government for implementation of road safety plan in the state," Rajoura said.

In Bihar, the company will set up the facility on a 15-acre plot in Aurangabad. MSI and the state government inked the agreement in April this year and construction is likely to start post-monsoon.

Asked when the center would start functioning in Bihar, Rajouria said, "Usually it takes 12-15 months. Therefore it is expected to be operational by the end of 2014."

In Odisha, the centers would be set up at Bhubaneswar and Korapur on 15 acres of land each. "Our MoU with Commerce & Transport Ministry of Odisha in April... We expect these to be ready by late next year around October," Rajouria said.

(Agencies)

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