Originally Posted by GrandRk
Dont know much about MDS, but i have learned driving in Pune 3 months ago and the course was of 26 session each of 5 KM. This course was having 2 night drive, 2 ghat drive, 2 service station and 1 reversing session. The trainer takes students on road from first day itself.
Fom rest 19 session, 5 sessions were for practicing realtime brake, clutch and accelerator on road, next 5 sessions were for understanding gear change and rest session to practice driving on all kind of roads and situations.
I have learned in Santro for Rs.3500/- which is inclusive of learners and permanent license and now started driving confidentely in Pune's traffic
If 3500/- really provide all above you mentioned then I must admit it is more VFM
than MDS learner course which is now cost nearly or over 5000/- (approx).
I'm also learned my 1st time Driving on a MDS Car - They never allowed Night Drive as they stated according to traffic rule All Learning must be completed before 5 PM. But on the same area I observed many local training school offered Night Driving to their students.
MDS offered many nice thing in their course - brochures - but in real they provide very little. It Depends on the trainer too - How honest he is ?
During my Learner Course;
1.Never Got A Chance To Reverse.
2.Never provide any wordings about reference point about ORVM's - As well no access to IRVM (I think IRVM is common for All).
3.Nil - Parallel Parking.
4.Only one day - By chance got perpendicular parking.
5.They never told how to follow a vehicles in front you.
So after completing the training I'm not able to take out my car and drive internal roads. BTW
I live in a very congested place with both side open drain - narrow road - Lamp post which block the road. Here is the pic in front of my house - It is Sunday 27 April'14, 40.C outside so less traffic which gives the Idea .
Video is here - Captured from my window.
So after my course completion - I need 45 hours of real drive training / practicing to just take out my car from the match box size garage and the drive in front of my home road which shown above video / picture.
Now the question why I'm posting my problems ?
Because as I earlier mentioned - If the user stayed in planned township such as SaltLake - Kalyani - Rajarhat (example of planned township of Kolkata,WB) then they are ok with MDS training. MDS training also sufficient for those who got their dedicated driver at home for regular purpose but wanted to know the driving.
N.B:- I agree there are many road in North/South Kolkata got narrower road than in front of my house and those are accessed by the Bigger Expensive vehicle all day long but they don't have Open Drain/Lamp Post/Two Way Traffic/Rickshaw/Cycle/Vanos.