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Glare on school vehicles

The Bokaro district transport office on Tuesday shot off notices to a number of prominent schools, seeking details about their buses ferrying students in Bokaro steel city, Chas and Bermo.

The transport office swung into action after receiving a directive from newly appointed transport secretary K.K. Soan to crack down on buses plying without permits and licences.

Acting on the order, district transport officer (DTO) Jaideep Tigga sent notices to 16 schools, including DPS Bokaro, Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Bokaro Public School, Holy Cross, DAV School, Crescent Public School and Sunshine School. Another 40 schools will receive similar letters in a couple of days and will have to abide by the fiat.

Tigga said that the department wanted to know the names and addresses of bus drivers and particulars of permits, licences and fitness certificates etc. Also, the schools have been asked to furnish details of buses taken from private transporters on rent.

ďThe schools have to submit the details by the end of the next week or face the music,Ē he told The Telegraph.

Also, the schools will have to furnish lists of students who avail the buses and break-ups of total payments made to private bus owners for ferrying their students since the formation of Jharkhand.

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