RTO plans to meet police chief for action against errant school buses
Deputy RTO Vinod Sagre told Sakal Times they will start with inspection of vehicles ferrying school kids from April.
PUNE: Officials of the Regional Transport Office (RTO), Pune, will hold a meeting with the police commissioner, to discuss issues related to the safety and security of children commuting via school vehicles. The police commissioner is the head of district school bus committee.
Deputy RTO Vinod Sagre told Sakal Times they will start with inspection of vehicles ferrying school kids from April. “At the meeting with the commissioner, all the aspects related to school transport, including condition of vehicles, character certificates of drivers and attendants, will be discussed in detail. The meeting is vital as many of these aspects require help and coordination from the police,” Sagre said.
He said if schools and parents associations have any queries or suggestions they can mail them to the RTO. “They can email the queries and suggestions to us on ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’. The suggestions need to come to us, so we can compile and present them before the police,” he said. The deputy RTO said the issue of fitness certificates of vehicles will be taken up during the meeting. “We have given them (schools) ample time now. The inspection of fitness will start by April. If it is found that the vehicles have not gone through the fitness tests, strict action will be initiated against the owners, including cancellation of registration of the vehicles,” he said.