The Haryana government has made in mandatory to install CCTV cameras and speed governor and depute women attendants in all the school buses plying in the state. The move is aimed at preventing road accidents and curb incidents of eve teasing in school buses.
This was stated by Haryana Transport Minister, Krishan Lal Panwar after presiding over a meeting of secretaries of Regional Transport Authority in Chandigarh on Thursday.
Panwar said that the department should abide by all the 21 instructions concerning school buses and in case of violation of these instructions by schools, their buses should be challaned and impounded.
The Secretaries were also directed by Panwar to take strict action against plying of overloaded vehicles and unauthorised buses as well as taxis in the state. It was observed that many private taxi companies are running vehicles in an unauthorised manner in NCR region in Haryana like Gurgaon and Faridabad.
Panwar also directed to launch a campaign to check such vehicles and ban the plying of 15 years old petrol operated commercial vehicles and 10 years old diesel operated commercial vehicles in the National Capital Region falling in Haryana, which are brought from Delhi and Punjab.
Panwar said that he was making efforts to ensure that each district had its own separate RTA Secretary. He directed them to identify land for the offices of RTA and passing of vehicles in their respective districts, prepare a project report and submit to the headquarters. He said that all officers should also ensure that all private driver training schools and pollution control centres were adhering to the rules. The Transport Minister also directed to make efforts to achieve the target of opening of government driver training schools in all districts.
Those present in the meeting included Additional Chief Secretary, Transport, S. S. Dhillon and Transport Commissioner, Suprabha Dahiya.