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Ensure strict implementation of safety norms for school children: HP CM

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

Himachal today directed all the concerned departments to ensure strict implementation of safety norms for school children.

Thakur said no with less than five years of experience be permitted to drive vehicles carrying school children and there should be no past record of any offence against the

He also stressed that norms relating to safe of children to school and back home should be strictly and effectively implemented.

Presiding over the meeting of senior officers of the regarding safety issues pertaining to private schools here today, he said that the school bus accident at Nurpur on April 9 was tragic and unfortunate and effective steps should be taken immediately to ensure that there was no recurrence of such incident in future.

Thakur said that the high-level committee constituted under the chairmanship of the to regulate traffic safety issues pertaining to private schools in the state must give its report within four days so that the recommendations could be finalised and effectively enforced for the safety of students.

He said that all the guidelines issued by the CBSE, the and the would be effectively implemented and it would be ensured that all the school buses should be first hand, in good condition and as per the specification laid down by the competent authorities.

The said that a strict action should be taken against the vehicle indulging in overloading and the buses ferrying students should have all the required equipments like first aid box, fire extinguisher, etc.

He said that the committee should also recommend steps to be taken by private schools to involve parents and local community for safe of students.

who is the assured the CM that the committee will submit its suggestions within the stipulated time period.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 22:00 IST