Assam transport dept asks school bus operators to install CCTV cameras inside vehicle

Assam transport department asks schoolbus operators to put CCTV cameras into their buses

Guwahati:  The Assam transport department has asked the school bus operators in Guwahati to install CCTV cameras inside the school buses.

Assam’s transport division issued Monday certain instructions to school authorities (private and government) in compliance with Supreme Court guidelines.

Gautam das, Kamrup’s assistant transport commissioner (Metro), stated that violating an order by the transport department would result in Rs 10,000 penalties

“There are certain guidelines set by the Supreme Court as well as directions from the National Commission for Protection for Child Rights for the safety of students while travelling in school buses. The school authorities must adhere to these,” Das said.

He stated that, except for school buses and school vans, all other vehicles will be subject to the direction of the transportation department.

The school buses and vans must be painted yellow and the words “school bus” must be written in front and at the rear of the vehicles.

 If it is a hired bus, “On School Duty” should be clearly mentioned.

He suggested that vehicles have a first aid box and fire extinguisher.

“The name of the school and telephone number must be written on the bus. A reliable lock should be installed on the door to prevent theft. There should be enough space under the seats to keep school bags,” Das said