Rising number of accidents of school buses either due to fault of bus staff or violation of norms by operators and contractors, has forced authorities to sit up and take notice.
The Navi Mumbai and Raigad Regional Transport Office (RTO) and Navi Mumbai Traffic Police Department jointly organized a safety workshop for school bus operators at Mahatma Phule Hall, Vashi on August 1.
The workshop was attended by around 300 big and small school bus operators, contractors, drivers, attendants, transport managers, unit in-charges of Traffic Police and RTO.
Dy RTO Sanjay Raut informs, “We had invited everyone concerned with providing school transport. Our main focus was on drivers as they are the ones who play a major role in controlling the vehicle”.
The event was organized in the presence of Navi Mumbai Traffic Police Deputy Commissioner Vijay Patil, Assistant Commissioner Shrikant Dhivre and addressed by eminent speaker Vinayak Joshi.
“Another major problem faced by schools is the congestion outside their premises. To ease traffic flow a special meeting will be organized with school principals on individual basis to understand the basic problems and accordingly after discussing the matter with traffic police a viable solution will be worked out”.