Driverless cars will not be allowed in India as it will lead to joblessness, said by Niting Gadkar the Union Minister, on Monday.
The government instead will focus on the training of drivers as adequate driving skills can provide employement to about 50 lakh, sai by the road transport minister.
“In india we are not going to allow driverless cars. About 22 kakh drivers shortage India is suffers….for which the cab aggregators are taking advantage. Any technology or policy are not going to be promoted that will render people jobless,” said by Gadkari.
A facilitator in this but the platform will bring in more competition and help commuters to have affordable public transportation, he said.
The government but would not allow its imports and rather would urge all major automobile companies to manufacture this as per 'Make in India' drive, the electric vehicles will also be promoted, he also said.
The government is also planning to introduce and make GPS and satellite tracking mandatory in all public and private vehicles.
"To help India to replicate the London Transport Authority Model where all the public transportation buses, talks are on with World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB) would be replaced by luxury buses and a common man can travel in them by paying about 40 percent less price as compared to current fares," said Gadkari.