School vans stay off roads in Faridabad | india | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Aug 19, 2017-Saturday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

School vans stay off roads in Faridabad

Students and parents were an inconvenienced lot on Monday as school van drivers went on strike to protest against the police's 'highhanded attitude' towards them. Prabhu Razdan reports.

india Updated: Nov 29, 2011 00:20 IST
Prabhu Razdan

Students and parents were an inconvenienced lot on Monday as school van drivers went on strike to protest against the police's 'highhanded attitude' towards them.

The police, however, have dismissed their charges baseless, saying all they want is to to ensure safety and security of the students who are packed in these vans beyond capacity.

The decision to go on strike was taken only on late Sunday evening, which left a lot of students stranded on Monday. "I had to drop my child to school myself," a parent said.

The drivers alleged that the police have launched a crackdown on them for packing the vans with school kids beyond capacity.