Pune: In a crackdown on school transport vehicles the Pune regional transport office (RTO), along with the Pune city traffic police department have checked 253 school transport vehicle and detained 6 vehicles for not abiding by the school safety norms.
On day one of the new academic session the Pune RTO along with the traffic department started the drive against the vehicle that were not abiding by the safety norms. On day one the RTO and traffic department checked 253 school transport vehicles and issued memos to 44 school buses and 13 school vans.
Regional Transport officer, Jitendra Patil said,”Despite the fact we have circulated notice to the schools to form a ommittee and urged school transport vehicles to abide by the safety norms.They had the entire summer vacation to make changes for the safety of school children however they had failed to do that.”
Patil added, “Our main objective is to check whether the school transport vehicles have a female attendant. The 44 buses that were caught on day one did not had female bus attendant we have issued memos to the bus owners to report at the RTO immediately if they fail to do so then we will cancel the permit of the school buses.”
Patil further added, “We have seized 6 vans which were ferrying school children in private vehicle.” Deputy commissioner of police Vishwas Pandhare said, “On Monday we carried out a joint drive along with the RTO and caught hold of those who were violating the safety norms. We will be taking strict action and no one will be spared who is not following the safety norms.”