Ranchi MP, parents take steps to solve school van issue

Source: dailypioneer.com

Lok Sabha member from Ranchi, Sanjay Seth, today, took cognizance of the order issued by Ranchi Traffic police banning small vehicles for ferrying kids from School. Seth talked to SSP and SP (City and Traffic) Ranchi and asked to take back the order at the earliest.

Seth said that there are several colonies in the city where buses cannot enter, many parents go out for work and due to distance of schools from home only small vehicles are the transportation means. The SSP and SP (Traffic) agreed to the arguments and said that the schoolkids can use small vehicles from tomorrow. The MP also appealed to Van and Auto operators to end their strike.   

Earlier, All School Parents Association (ASPA) president Ajay Rai led a delegation to SP (Traffic) Harilal Chauhan and informed him about the school vans and other vehicles being run by different schools.

Rai said that 20 to 30 per cent school vans are used by parents of different schoolchildren in the city, but after the administration banned the small vehicles schools have also sent notices to parents to transport the students on their own. Rai said that parents are baffled with the directive as many of them are unable to send their kids to schools on their own.

The SP (Traffic) said that security of children is the first priority of the administration, which cannot be compromised. He said that those drivers following the rules need not be afraid, but those who do not follow rules need to get commercial registration of their vehicles, else they will be penalised.