Despite strict directions from the authorities that the LPG cylinders should not be used in the vans carrying school children, many schools violate the rules in broad day light.
According to reports received by a local news agency, KNS, many schools around Srinagar use LPG cylinders instead of normal fuel in the cabs, carrying children.
Locals of several areas across city slam authorities for being mute spectators over the serious issue. “The children are being carried in the cabs with deadly LPG cylinders, it is absolutely unsafe,” said Mohammad Ashraf Dar, resident of Nowshera. He further added that the school authorities have turned blind eye over the grave issue and do not take the issue seriously.
Parents express their serious concern, saying that ‘inability’ of the authorities is the reason of this chaos. “It is the responsibility of the government to look into the issue and direct the school authorities to avoid using the LPG cylinders,” said Masood Ahmad from Buchpora. He further added that that the government can have the special squad who could keep the check on the school cabs.
The deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Shah when contacted said that the notice shall be dealt with seriousness and any person or organisation involved in the violation shall be brought to book. “We will take action against those involved in using LPG cylinders in vans and the most serious matter is that school children are being carried in such vehicles.”