Jhajjar: Learning a lesson from the Ambala road mishap in which 13 children were killed, district authorities have directed all private schools to adopt security measures like installing Global Positioning Systems in vehicles transporting children.
The schools have been directed to install GPS along with
navigator in their buses within next two months.
Jhajjar DC Ajit Balaji Joshi while addressing a meeting
with representatives of schools owners here warned that any
sort of laxity in adopting the security measures in their
school buses would not be tolerated and stern action would be
taken against those found guilty.
"The school owners must pay special attention to the
security measures in their buses so as to avoid the recurrence
of Ambala like grim road mishaps. Maintenance of the buses
should be done at regular basis so that any possible fault in
the engine of the buses rectified well in time," said the
DC, adding that most of the road side accident took place
following the mistakes of the bus drivers who should be
engaged with the school buses after taking their driving test.
Joshi maintained that the GPS was also instrumental in
holding control and keeping a tab on the bus drivers as it
gave accurate information of speed and location of the buses
to the school owners.