Very few schools have, so far, set up transport committee required to implement the bus safety policy. The committee with representatives from the school, transport and education department and local police has to meet once in three months. It is responsible for monitoring and ensuring that the safety policy is followed. Tardeo RTO authorities asked schools, on Monday, to set up transport committees immediately and hold their first meeting before the second week of February.
"We are ready to set up a committee, but we are unable to do so because not all officials are available at the same time and coordination is a problem," said Namrata Kulkarni, principal of VBM Modern High School near Grant Road.
Schools also discussed other issues at the meeting, which they have been trying to address but have not received any support. "Tomorrow if some incident happens everyone will pounce on the school," said Charu Nautiyal, principal, Dunne's Institute School in Colaba, that has been asking the civic body for a speed breaker and temporary parking spot for the school bus outside the campus for more than two years. "It is a minor issue but it has not been followed up. When there is an incident there is a hue and cry but when the school repeatedly asks for action, the government drags its feet."