Punjab cracks down on school buses flouting norms

1,649 vehicles challaned, 253 impounded in state

Punjab cracks down on school buses flouting norms

Chandigarh, February 17

In a crackdown across the state on school buses violating safety norms, the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) today issued 1,649 challans and impounded 253 vehicles.

Edit: Unsafe school vehicles 

The action was taken in the wake of the fire tragedy in which four children were charred to death in the ramshackled school van in Longowal on Saturday.

The Sangrur RTA impounded 15 buses and issued challans to five buses in the Lehra and Moonak areas of Sangrur. The Barnala district authorities impounded six buses and challaned 20 buses while the Ropar authorities issued 160 challans and impounded 30 vehicles for not adhering to the safety norms. The Patiala administration issued over 100 challans.

Top Stories

Mumbai escapes Nisarga’s fury; cyclone shows signs of weakening

Mumbai escapes Nisarga’s fury; cyclone shows signs of weakening

60,000 evacuees to return home by Thursday morning

Cabinet approves amendment to Essential Commodities Act

Cabinet approves amendment to Essential Commodities Act

Brings Ordinance to promote barrier-free interstate, intra-s...

Haryana to start schools from July; colleges, universities from August

Haryana to start schools from July; colleges, universities from August

Govt to run demo classes in 4 or 5 schools of the state in c...

China preparing for infiltration behind enemy lines amidst standoff in Ladakh

China preparing for infiltration behind enemy lines amidst standoff in Ladakh

Media reports emanating from China indicate that PLA troops ...

Cities

View All