235 challans issued on first day of week-long special drive to inspect school buses


Bhubaneawar, April 20: A total of 235 challans were issued on Wednesday, on the first day of State-wide week-long special drive to check buses and other light vehicles engaged in transporting school students in the State.

Of the total 173 vehicles detected running without valid Fitness Certificate, 85 of them did not have permit, 98 of them did not have insurance, 51 detected without PUC certificate, 25 did not pay tax and 59 of drivers did not have Driving License.

Two buses have been seized in Rourkela.

As schools have reopened, Transport Commissioner Arun Bothra on Monday asked Regional Transport Officers (RTOs) to launch a special drive to inspect the safety standards of buses and light vehicles transporting students from April 20 to 27.

The RTOs have been asked to strictly inspect the school buses and issue challans against violators and seized vehicles, lacking fitness certificates, valid permits and other requisite documents will be seized and penalised,.

The RTOs have been asked to submit their compliance reports to the State Transport Authority (STA) on April 28.

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