With the state transport department asking school bus owners to immediately implement the school bus safety policy, the first meeting to form the district school bus safety committee was held at the Navi Mumbai Police Commissionerate at CBD which was headed by Navi Mumbai Police Commissioner Ahmad Javed.
The first meeting to form the district school bus safety committee was held at the Navi Mumbai Police Commissionerate at CBD. The meeting was headed by Navi Mumbai Police Commissioner Ahmad Javed, along with DCP (Traffic) Vijay Patil, a representative of the Vashi Dy RTO, Panvel Dy RTO N Naik. The Education officer from the Zilla Parishad in Raigad district was also present at the meeting. The meeting is the first that was held following the new Government Rule that was taken out for implementing school bus safety policy. Speaking to NMTV News, DCP Vijay Patil informed that under the policy, two committees will be formed. One committee will work on a Central level which will have the Commissioner of Police as the head. The other committee will work at the school level which will be headed by principals.
Following this meeting, another meeting would be conducted wherein principals of schools will also be called in. As per the GR, the Central Committee will have to hold meetings every six months while the school level committee will have to hold meetings every three months. The meeting will see the traffic department officials, RTO and police as its members.
Initially, data would be collected by conducting surveys to see the number of school bus owners and contract buses. The committee will have a three phased action plan where the main role would be played by the regional transport office. The action would be a joint operation of the RTO, traffic and police department. While the committee officially was commenced with the meeting, it would start work full fledged within a month. With cameraperson Santosh Bodhare, Monika Bhosale for NMTV News.