Traffic Police issues advisory for bus, van operators ferrying school kids



The Senior Superintendent of Police Srinagar City on Wednesday issued an advisory to the school bus and van operators ferrying school going children.

As per the advisory issued, the ferrying driver should have a valid permit as per seating capacity mentioned in the registration certificate.

The advisory further mentions that the driver should not alter seating arrangements of the vehicle, and should not modify the fuel kit to a gas kit.

It further reads that the vehicle driver should not carry school bags on the rooftop of the vehicle, and should keep the vehicle parked in a designated parking place or inside school premises.

Meanwhile, the SSP Traffic has also appealed to the parents to verify the requisite documents including the valid driving license of van operators, ensure adequate seating capacity, proper first aid kit, and the vehicle is painted yellow. It further asked parents to look for adequate space for keeping school bag, and check if the vehicle carrying their ward has a fire extinguisher.

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