Pune : Leader News Service : Pune City Police Commissioner Ritesh Kumar instructed that school student transport is a very sensitive matter, and from the point of view of all kinds of safety of students, schools and school buses transporting students should strictly follow the rules.
Police Commissioner Ritesh Kumar was speaking at the meeting of the Student Transport District Safety Committee. On this occasion, Assistant Commissioner of Police Sandeep Karnik, Deputy Commissioner of Police Vijay Kumar Magar, Regional Transport Officer Ajit Shinde, Pune Rural Additional Superintendent of Police Dr. Mitesh Ghatte, Sub Regional Transport Officer Sanjeev Bhor and others were present. Police Commissioner Kumar said, strict adherence to school bus rules is necessary to prevent accidents or other life-threatening, physical and mental incidents in the transport of students between home and school. It is compulsory to have a helper (attendant) in the school bus, a female helper in the school bus carrying girls.
Special drive for inspection of vehicles
Ritesh Kumar also suggested that police department, transport branch and transport department should undertake a joint special campaign to check auto rickshaws, taxis etc. for the safety of women who work night shift in information technology companies and other places in Pune city as well as senior citizens traveling at night and all passengers.
Crack down on vehicles with fancy number plates
All the vehicles should be checked thoroughly during the night blockade keeping in mind that there have been incidents of asking for fares, thieves, beating passengers and other misdemeanors during night blockade. Strict action should be taken against the drivers and vehicles found violating the rules. The Commissioner of Police also directed to seize the number plates of vehicles with fancy number plates and impound the vehicles.
30 lakhs fine
There are 9 thousand 663 thousand school buses in the district and 5 thousand 731 schools have registered on this website. The transport department inspected 709 school buses and 417 other vehicles between January and July 10, 2023 to curb illegal transportation of school students. In this, 178 school buses and 84 other vehicles were found guilty and 35 vehicles were impounded. In this action, a fine of Rs 29 lakh 75 thousand has been recovered for violation of rules.
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