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Khattar directs officials to arrange more special buses for girl students

With a view to providing better transport facility to girls studying in colleges in the state, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday directed the transport department to gather details of requirement of special buses for girl students from higher education and technical education departments.

punjab Updated: Oct 15, 2016 15:41 IST
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Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar presiding over a meeting to review the functioning of transport and department in Chandigarh on Friday.(HT PHOTO)

With a view to providing better transport facility to girls studying in colleges in the state, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday directed the transport department to gather details of requirement of special buses for girl students from higher education and technical education departments.

Presiding over a meeting to review the functioning of transport, housing and jails departments here, Khattar said that while 86 such buses were currently plying in various districts of the state, the service would be expanded wherever required.

He directed the department officials that a refresher course of five to seven days in first aid be conducted for all drivers and conductors of the Haryana Roadways so that they can provide first aid facilities to passengers. Besides, he directed to set up bus stops in front of all new educational institutes to facilitate the students. He also directed the department to develop a mechanism to ensure that a student should at least have learner’s driving licence till the time he graduates.

He said the number of Haryana Roadways buses plying on metro routes in Gurgaon be increased from 29 to 50 to beef up the transport service.

It was informed in the meeting that the department has planned to increase its fleet to 5,000 buses with plans to purchase 995 new buses during the financial year 2016-17.

Also, the recruitment process to fill 1,495 vacant posts of heavy vehicle drivers on outsourcing basis and 930 posts of conductors on regular basis had been initiated. It was also informed that installation of CCTV cameras in 300 buses of Faridabad, Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Sonepat and Panipat depots had been taken up as pilot project. On the success of this initiative, cameras would also be installed in the remaining buses of Haryana Roadways.