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United Way Mumbai, in partnership with Castrol India and Andheri RTO, relaunch the two-wheeler safe riding simulator training

From May 2019 to date, 14,859 license applicants have been trained in safe two-wheeler riding

Focused on bringing about positive social impact across sectors, United Way Mumbai, in partnership with Castrol India Limited, joined forces with the Regional Transport Office (RTO), Andheri, to impart 2-wheeler training via simulator to license applicants. There was a symbolic event today, August 12, 2022, to unveil the simulator. Andheri RTO was the city’s first RTO to install a two-wheeler simulator which was used for training the license applicants in 2018, but the initiative was discontinued in March 2020 due to the covid-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdown.

In a bid to make roads and road travel safe for riders and passengers and to create more awareness about rules and regulations, United Way Mumbai aims to impart professional training to all learner license applicants. As a part of the initiative, United Way Mumbai has stationed professional trainers at the RTO office five days a week throughout the year. The program will ensure that two-wheeler driving license candidates are well trained and have cleared the simulator test prior to securing their two-wheeler license.
Impact till date at Andheri RTO: From May 2019 to date: 14,859 license applicants have been trained in safe two-wheeler riding.

George Aikara, CEO of United Way Mumbai, said, “With the use of the two-wheeler simulator, our intent is to make this training more engaging and comprehensive for the participants. We had been providing this training at Andheri RTO since May 2018 with support from Castrol India, and now, after the pandemic, we will resume this programme.

There is scope for making such formal training part and parcel of the license issuance system across India. As there is a dearth of professional training facilities for two-wheeler riders in India, we hope to collaborate with more RTO offices to replicate this initiative.”

“Safety is at the core of everything we do at Castrol, and with this association, we hope to inculcate this value in every rider. The simulator will equip license applicants with advanced training to correctly gauge their riding abilities and further raise their awareness levels on traffic rules, safe distances, speed limits, and pedestrian safety. By influencing the correct riding behaviors amongst riders, we can enable them to keep India moving safely.”

Rekha Pillai, Head CSR- Castrol India Limited,

The initiative was flagged off at the Mumbai West RTO (Andheri) in the presence of Jitendra Patil, Additional Transport Commissioner, Maharashtra, Ashok Pawar, Regional Transport Officer – RTO Mumbai West, Rekha Pillai- Head CSR- Castrol India limited, as well as the CEO of United Way Mumbai, Mr. George Aikara.

About United Way Mumbai:
United Way Mumbai is a non-profit organization working in urban and rural communities across India to identify and implement the most impactful solutions to different community problems. United Way Mumbai works closely with a network of 500+ NGOs and a large number of corporates for their CSR programs, employee giving campaigns, and community impact projects in areas of Education, Health, Income, Environment, Public Safety & Social Inclusion. Website:

About Castrol India Limited
Castrol India Limited is one of India’s leading lubricants companies, having established itself as a pioneer and innovator in lubricants. Its iconic brands such as Castrol CRB, Castrol GTX, and in more recent times, power brands like Castrol Activ, Castrol MAGNATEC, and Castrol VECTON, are used by millions of consumers and customers across the country. The company also has a presence in select segments like High-Performance Lubricants and metalworking fluids in industries as varied as automotive manufacturing to mining to machinery and wind & energy.

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