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The school buses in the State had gone off the roads on one day symbolic strike to protest against the administrative order of installing speed governors are cameras in the buses. Much before the tragic Indore D.P.S bus mishap the Supreme Court has issued guideline to the states in allowing the operation of school buses but the Indore mishap revealed that the Government itself was not serious about its implementation. Now the State Government is dead set on implementing it. The striking school bus operators in Bhopal were held point blank by the District Administration that they have no other option but to carryout Supreme Court guidelines and the order of the State Government or they have to opt out from school bus buness. In all the school buses carrying children and girl students must have women attendant in it. Entire bus staff consisting drivers conductors, cleaner and attendant must secure character verification from the police. Even after speed governor if a bus ply beyond be speed limit of 40 kilometer per hour the F.I.R. will be registered against the operator and staff and they will be prosecuted in the courts. Besides buses other private vans and doctor in school business to carry children the Government must ensure that there should not be overloading on any means of transport.

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