The Telangana government is cracking down on erring schools and colleges which have not renewed the fitness certificates on their buses, as state transport commissioner Sandeep Kumar Sultania on Wednesday directed district authorities to register criminal cases at local police stations.
He also ordered the authorities to cancel permits of the vehicles and suspend the licences of drivers.
Times of India reported:
Of the 21,600 education buses plying in the state, only 10,930 vehicles have renewed their fitness certificates. In Hyderabad, of 1,400 buses, 960 vehicles ha ve registered and sought fitness certificates, RTA officials said. Educational institution buses were supposed to undergo checks and get fitness certificates between May 15 and 30, but many managements failed to send their vehicles for the mandatory tests.
"The commissioner has given instructions to seize any educational institution bus plying without fitness certificate," joint transport commissioner (Hyderabad) T Raghunath told TOI.