UNSAFE SCHOOL BUSES * India: 50% school buses in city unsafe
* Punjab - Major violations found by child rights panel
-- Around 50 per cent of the school buses in the city have serious safety violations. This has been stated in its inspection report by the Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights... The commission, which has been appointed as the nodal agency by the Punjab and Haryana High Court to monitor safety in school buses, conducted an inspection of around 600 school buses of the total 800. Three teams were constituted for the purpose... In the report, serious violations have been pointed out in 50 per cent of the school buses such as lack of emergency door, no police verification of staff, buses plying without permit and contraceptives in first aid boxes...
(Tribune's photograph - Officials of the Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights check documents of a school bus) -- Chandigarh, Punjab, India - The Tribune News Service, by Aarti Kapur - February 14, 2016
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