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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 |

ST CORRESPONDENT, 10 March 2017

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 »

School picnics to get 50 pc discount from MSRTC

Posted on December 1st, 2016 in Transportation |

ST Correspondent, Dec 01, 2016

Source: Sakal Times

Pune: Schools planning picnics to well-known tourist destinations will be able to travel by Maharashtra State Road Transport corporation (MSRTC) buses at 50 per cent concessional rates.

Officials from MSRTC said that every year, MSRTC provides buses for school picnics at concessional rates. Read the rest of this entry »

School buses skipping yearly checks set to face RTO heat

Posted on October 25th, 2016 in Transportation |

Sarang Dastane, Oct 25, 2016,

Source: The Times of India

Pune : About 450 Vehicle Owners Yet To Secure Fitness Certificates

School transporters will now face harsh action if they fail to take their vehicles for the mandatory annual checks.The Regional Transport Office (RTO) will start issuing orders to suspend the permits of all such errant transporters after Diwali. Read the rest of this entry »

Schools, RTO must share responsibility: Parents

Posted on October 14th, 2016 in Transportation |

ST Correspondent | 11 October 2016

Source: Sakal Times

Pune: Parents from the city feel that the safety of children during transportation to school is a responsibility that has to be shared by the schools and the Regional Transport Office (RTO).

Many parents have opined that the schools should take up other initiatives and workshops to guide the students about the steps needed to be taken in case of an emergency. Read the rest of this entry »

Parents’ nightmares turn true as drivers turn up drunk

Posted on October 6th, 2016 in Transportation |

Bismah Malik,  06 October 2016

Source: DNA

On a high | With over 65 cases of school bus drivers getting booked for drunken driving this year, Bengaluru’s parents look in vain for a solution

Bengaluru: A dark cloud hangs over the children of Bengaluru as far as going to school is concerned. Callous school staff, seemingly uncaring of CCTV cameras or teachers, continue to rape children, some even as young as three. Angry parents have protested time and time again, Read the rest of this entry »