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RTA checks school/college buses

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Transport department officials under the supervision of Deputy Transport Commissioner E Meera Prasad conducted surprise checks on school and college buses at 12 places in the city and other parts of Krishna district on Wednesday.

Vijayawada: Transport department officials under the supervision of Deputy Transport Commissioner E Meera Prasad conducted surprise checks on school and college buses at 12 places in the city and other parts of Krishna district on Wednesday. The officials have verified the fitness certificate, driving licence, insurance and inspected the condition of buses including brakes and engine condition. The officials have booked 12 cases for violation of Motor Vehicles Act rules.

Deputy Transport Commissioner Meera Prasad speaking to The Hans India said the surprise checks were conducted at 12 places by the motor vehicle inspectors and additional motor vehicle inspectors in the district and about 400 educational institutions busses EIB were checked and found that 12 EIB’s were violating the RTA rules and cases were booked.

Cases were booked on the institutions besides 4 EIBs were seized. Two busses were seized at Sitara centre, as the drivers were over aged. One bus was seized at BRTS for violating the rule of obtaining fitness certificate. One bus was seized at Vuyyuru centre for not obtaining driving licence.

Further 8 cases were booked for overloading of EIB, 4 at BRTS centre, 3 at Ibrahimpatnam centre and 1 at Vuyyuru centre and said strict action would be taken as per the motor vehicle rules.

He said the institutions were plying busses should follow Andhra Pradesh Motor Vehicle rules 1989 and rule 185 (g) which was framed specially with additional conditions for school and college buses. Surprise checks would continue in the days to come regularly on autos, light motor vehicles like cars, transport carriers and trucks. Jabbar transport carrier bus was seized for carrying cargo at Varadhi point.

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