302 school buses fined for plying without conductors
The Delhi traffic police have initiated a crackdown on school buses that ply on city roads without conductors. They have prosecuted around 302 school buses on the first day of the drive on Monday.delhi Updated: Oct 16, 2012 01:08 IST
The Delhi traffic police have initiated a crackdown on school buses that ply on city roads without conductors. They have prosecuted around 302 school buses on the first day of the drive on Monday.
"Operating school buses without conductors is a gross violation of the Motor Vehicle Act. Defaulters will be caught for violation of permit conditions and will be slapped with a fine of up to Rs 2000 each. We may also suspend permits of violating vehicles for a period of up to 30 days," said Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic).
The Delhi traffic police in August had pronounced a set of rules, making it mandatory for schools to employ trained bus conductors in their buses, providing details of students on each bus and mapping the routes taken by the buses. All the schools were given time till September 30 to implement the rules.
According to the traffic police, more than 651 school buses were checked for plying without conductors on Monday. The police checked 126 buses in southern range, of which 59 were fined for the violation.
Similarly, of the 165 buses checked in western range, 98 were fined. A total of 44 buses of a total of 110 buses checked in northern range were challaned. In eastern and central range, 81 buses and 20 buses were prosecuted respectively.