04/11/2015 … Transport minister sudhin dhavlikar has said that the state vehicle operators who carry school students would have to follow norms strictly implemented by the state transport department as it was for the safety of our own children who were travelling to school in such schools vans or buses
It may be noted that the Bombay High Court has recently issued notice to the state government seeking its response on the safety of students going to school in buses and vans.
The notice was issued yesterday by a division bench of justices F M Reis and K L Wadhane to the state transport and education departments, chief secretary and traffic police for their failure to notify Goa School Bus Rules
After which officials of the transport department had said that vehicles like Mini vans, including Omnis, which regularly carry school students would now have to register themselves as school buses
Speaking to goanreporter.com transport minister sudhin dhavlikar said that though it was sad to hear vehicles operators were facing problems due to the decision but since it was a decision of high court transport department was ready to give a three months time to the vehicle operators to follow the transport department norms and get their vehicle ready as per the department notification
Mr dhavlikar said that the norms that would be laid for a vehicle would be as per the decision of high court for which he would have talks with the chief minister to give a three month time for vehicles operators