Indore: Traffic police check school buses to ensure safety

As reported earlier, the regional transport office (RTO) on Friday had issued an advisory for the parents requesting them to follow certain mandate before sending their wards in school buses and other modes of transport.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 10:47 AM IST
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Indore: As schools re-opened for 2019-20 academic session on Monday, the city traffic police launched a drive to check if the institutions are following the mandate prescribed by the apex court.

As reported earlier, the regional transport office (RTO) on Friday had issued an advisory for the parents requesting them to follow certain mandate before sending their wards in school buses and other modes of transport.

Interestingly, the traffic cops came to the parents’ rescue and launched the drive. As many as six teams were formed covering areas including Vijay Nagar, White Church, World Cup Square, Gangwal bus stand, 60 Feet Road, IT Park Square and Ramchandra Nagar.

During the drive, the police checked the school and college buses for facilities including proper seating arrangement, security, speed governor, cameras, GPS, fire extinguishers, first aid box and emergency exit doors were checked.

In some buses, the prescribed equipment were reported missing. Traffic cops gave instructions to install the missing equipment at the earliest. Also, three busses of different institutions were seized by the traffic police.

Speaking to media, ARTO Archana Mishra said, “Schools, colleges, parents and students have been asked to inform traffic police if they come across any flaws in the transportation modes provided by the institution. The department will act promptly and will take necessary actions to resolve the issues.”

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