Designer uniforms for auto drivers during Commonwealth

September 22, 2009 - India

During Commonwealth Games next year, auto drivers in Delhi may appear in new uniforms, designed by the National Institute of Fashion Technology, embossed with a logo.

These specially designed uniforms will be provided to the auto drivers after a three-day training program devised by Ministry of Tourism in coordination with the Delhi Traffic Police and Indian Tourist Transporters Association (ITTA).

Around 8,000 auto drivers will be taught manners and etiquettes under a pilot program to be undertaken by Tourism Ministry. It will commence from the first week of October, informed a Senior Ministry Official.

The licensing department of Delhi police will keep the record of all the trained auto drivers with the biometric identification of finger print impression and photograph as a security measure.

ITTA president Mr. Sarabjit Singh said that the association is in talks with the NIFT to design new uniform for the trained auto drivers in order to make them look distinguished.