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ZP education officer claims 100% schools have transport panels

Posted on June 21st, 2017 in Transportation |

Jun 21,  2017

Source: Mirror

AS THE Pune District School Transport Safety Committee (PDSTSC) called upon the educa-tion department t otake suictaction against schools without transport committees Pune Zilla Parishad Education Officer Harun Attar claimed that “100 per cent schools in Pune have transport committees, which meet regularly. During a meeting on Monday, the PDSTSC had asked the education department to take stringent action against schools which did not have transport committees and an agreement with bus owners. Failing this, the schools could face discontinuation of government grants or derecognition. Read the rest of this entry »

Who is conducting background checks on drivers and attendants?

Posted on March 24th, 2017 in Transportation |

Partha Sarathi Biswas | March 24, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

As many as 3,900 vehicles ferry school children in the district, said RTO officials.

Almost 80 per cent of schools in Pune district have school bus committees, but conducting a thorough background verification of drivers and attendants remains a grey area. Officers of the Regional Transport Office, who are member-secretaries of the committee, said individual schools were responsible for verifying the backgrounds of drivers and attendants, Read the rest of this entry »

Pune sexual abuse cases: ‘Communication between schools, kids and parents is key’

Posted on March 24th, 2017 in Child Protection, Transportation |

Sushant Kulkarni | March 24, 2017

Source: The Indian Express

In 4 months, three cases of sexual abuse of children on school buses and vans reported in pune

In the last four months, Pune city police have recorded three cases of sexual abuse on school buses. To prevent such incidents in the future, police say that communication — between parents and children, parents and schools, and schools and police — is the key. In the latest case registered at Uttam Nagar police station on March 13, a 65-year-old school bus driver was arrested for molesting a 10-year-old repeatedly. Read the rest of this entry »

Schools blame parents for opting for autos and private vans

Posted on March 24th, 2017 in Transportation |

Alifiya Khan | March 24, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

Schools which don’t have their own transport system, and have entered into agreements with private van drivers, say that the bigger challenge is monitoring autorickshaws which students travel in.

Three incidents of children being sexually abused on school buses and vans, reported in the last four months, have brought the issue of children’s safety, while going to school and coming back home, once more into focus. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for students on schoolbus crisis

Posted on March 17th, 2017 in Transportation |

March 17,2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : RTO Plan Aimed At Helping Kids In Emergencies

The Pune regional transport office (RTO) is planning a demonstration-cumtraining programme aimed to enhance the safety of children in case a school bus meets with an accident, catches fire or during other emergencies.Regional transport officer Babasaheb Ajari told TOI on Thursday that most school children as well as transporters have Read the rest of this entry »

20 per cent rise in school bus fares from June 1

Posted on March 10th, 2017 in Transportation |


Source: Sakal Times

Pune: The State School Bus Owners Association has decided to hike school bus fares by 20 per cent from June 2017 in view of  the recent hike in prices for all vehicle-related works by the Centre.

Sources said that this hike of 20 per cent is likely cost parents close to Rs 400 more per month.  Read the rest of this entry »

Now, school bus assn drives hard bargain, pushing fee hike of 20%

Posted on March 9th, 2017 in Fees, Transportation |

Dheeraj Bengrut, March 09,2017

.Source: Mirror

Parents already reeling under rise in school fees irked; drivers justify raise citing rising pressure of Centre’s increase in fees, fines and regulations

Hiked school fees have already got parents crowding at schools, and forming as sociations at the state and national levels to combat the financial burden. Adding to this pressure now, the state-level school bus owners’ association has announced a 20 per cent transport fee hike, a decision about which was taken on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Transport body to form new safety guidelines for schools

Posted on February 6th, 2017 in Schools, Transportation |

Nisha Nambiar, Feb 05, 20174

Source: The Times of India

Pune : CP Insists All Buses Must Have CCTV Cameras

The sexual assault on a four-year-old girl by a school bus driver has been a wake-up call for the administration, which has decided to draw comprehensive school safety guidelines afresh.CCTV cameras, female attendants and special classes in schools regarding good touch and bad touch are already a part of the mandatory guidelines that are to be followed by all schools. Read the rest of this entry »

60 school vehicles seized by RTO

Posted on December 21st, 2016 in Transportation |

Sakal Times | 21 December 2016

Source: Sakal Times

Pune: A total of 60 school vehicles were seized by the Regional Transport Office (RTO), Pune, on Tuesday for flouting school safety norms.

RTO officials said that a special drive was conducted on Tuesday to check for school vehicles ferrying students without following the requisite norms. The officials stated that a total of 132 school vehicles, including vans and buses, were checked for safety, out of which, 77 were found flouting rules and were booked.  Read the rest of this entry »

School transporters get RTO stick for defiance

Posted on December 21st, 2016 in Transportation |

Sarang Dastane, Dec 21, 2016

Source: The Times of India

The Regional Transport Office (RTO) of Pune is cracking down on school transport vehicles plying without permits and fitness certificates.Those transporters flouting safety norms and stipulated school bus policy are also being taken to task On Tuesday , the RTO checked over 130 vehicles in a surprise drive, including vans and school buses of which 60 were detained for not meeting requirements. Read the rest of this entry »