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Notice to Mumbai school over bamboo gear in bus

MUMBAI: Andheri RTO on Thursday cancelled the health certificates of the school bus found with a bamboo stick affixed rather than its gear lever.

While the car used to be impounded, regional delivery officer Abhay Deshpande issued a showcause notice to government at Santacruz’s Podar Educational Complex, which owns the bus, to explain why the car permit must now not be suspended.

“We have taken cognisance of the topic and the installation of a bamboo rather than the gear lever is unwarranted,” stated Deshpande. He for my part inspected the bus and found the gear knob broken and instead the bamboo affixed.

“During our inspection, we found that barring the knob and a part of the lever, the other parts of the gear box and machine were intact, now not altered, and it used to be as according to the original car specifications,” he stated.

This used to be now not acceptable even though, and the RTO will take stringent action below the Motor Vehicle Rules, he stated, adding that such changes may just endanger lives of college scholars travelling within the bus.

The RTO plans to habits a unique force this week, which may be the Road Safety Week, to test for equivalent violations. The city has eight,000 buses and vehicles ferrying scholars day-to-day.

MNS men additionally met school government on Thursday to boost the bus protection issue. In remark issued on Thursday, the school management instructed TOI: “The school will reply as quickly as it receives the awareness from the RTO. The school is fully cooperating with the government. The school together with the school delivery committee has already initiated an intensive inspection of all its school buses. A equivalent detailed bus inspection has additionally commenced for all our 120 schools across India. Since 1927, Podar Education Group has been dedicated to protection and we can be sure that all our 1.5 lakh scholars are provided the most efficient quality.”

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