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Committee formed to look into school bus mishaps

The committee will look into recent accidents and suggest measures to prevent their recurrence.

india Updated: Feb 07, 2006 14:50 IST

Alarmed over the spurt in road accidents involving school buses, the Delhi Government has formed a committee to suggest measures for safe transport of school children in the Capital.

The committee, headed by the Deputy Director of theDepartment of Education, will look into recent road accidents and suggest measures to prevent their recurrence. It will submit the report within a month, official sources said.

The decision to set up the committee was taken by Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely after he visited a hospital where several school children injured in an accident on Monday were admitted.

Seventeen children of a Central School were injured, four of them seriously, when two minibuses collided head-on in Narela, the third accident involving school buses this year.

Last month, a three-year-old boy was run over by a school bus in Rohini and two students of a Central School were killed in an accident in Naraina.

The Minister also announced that the Government would foot the hospital expenses of ten-year-old Mohit Bajaj, who is seriously injured in Monday's accident.

First Published: Feb 07, 2006 14:50 IST