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Drivers Union: Form safety panels in all schools

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | GURURAJ A PANIYADI
Published Jul 7, 2016, 6:42 am IST
Updated Jul 7, 2016, 6:42 am IST
Drivers Union asked the RTO to organise a meeting comprising the authorities, school management, parents and drivers.
The members of the union are the drivers and owners of the vehicles that take children to school. (Representational Image)
 The members of the union are the drivers and owners of the vehicles that take children to school. (Representational Image)

Mangaluru: The newly-formed DK District School Vehicles’ Owners and Drivers Union has proposed formation of a Committee in every school comprising principal, a senior teacher and representatives of drivers to ensure safety of the school children.

“After the recent accident near Gangolli killing 8 children, authorities were seen booking a case against drivers who take school children more than the capacity. But nobody thinks about permanent solution.

Thus we have asked the RTO to organise a meeting comprising the authorities, school management, parents and drivers. This would provide a platform to discuss the issues and get a proper permanent solution for the safety of children. Booking cases and imposing fine is not a solution,” the honorary president of the union, Sunil Kumar Bajal, told Deccan Chronicle.

The members of the union are the drivers and owners of the vehicles that take children to school. He suggested formation of a Watch Committee in every school with the Principal of the School as the chairman, a senior teacher and 4-5 drivers of the vehicles which fetch children to the particular school as the members.

“The committee should maintain the data of children going in rickshaw or taxis, school buses and with the parents. This will give a clear picture about those who depend on rickshaws and taxis to come to schools. It will also keep an eye on overloading vehicles and take measures to make alternative arrangements,” he said.

“We have suggested this to the RTO and will place this before the meeting. RTO has assured to organise a meeting shortly. There are many other topics to be discussed and enforced for the safety of the school children,” he added. In Mangaluru City alone there were more than 1,000 vehicles that take children to schools, he said.

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Location: India, Karnataka, Mangaluru




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