Rigorous campaign to check fitness of school buses begins

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Jan 2018 10:49:01


 

Staff Reporter,

The special campaign has been started after a tragic accident of a school bus in Indore costing five innocent lives

A combined team of Traffic Police and Road Transport Office started a rigorous campaign for checking fitness of school buses in the city. The special campaign has been started after a tragic accident of a school bus in Indore costing five innocent lives.


Additional Superintendent of Police (Traffic), Sandeep Mishra informed that following the orders released from the State Road Transport Department and Police Headquarters, a special checking drive of school buses has been started to check fitness of vehicles and availability of safety measures for school students. During the campaign, the combined team will ensure implementation of safety measures as per the order of the Supreme Court for safety of school children in school buses. The permits, fitness and registration of buses will be cancelled in case of finding violation of apex court orders.


Team conducted fitness test of school buses in different parts of the city and strictly directed the vehicle owners and school authorities to ensure vehicles’ fitness and availability of safety measures in school buses. Otherwise, stern action will be taken in coming days. Parents are also being urged to take complete information about registration, insurance and fitness of school buses before sending their wards in these vehicles and contacting the traffic police in case of finding any irregularity.