The transport department of the Uttar Pradesh government has asked officials to conduct a drive to ensure that all school buses undergo fitness test within a week.
In a statement, Minister of State for Transport (Independent Charge) Swatantra Dev Singh said, "There are 27,998 registered school buses throughout the state, of which only 5,000 buses have been checked so far."
The minister told officials to stop entry of touts in the transport department offices. He also asked officials to initiate strict action against overloading of vehicles.
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