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Auto, Maruti van drivers carrying school children warned

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Mysuru: Police Commissioner K T Balakrishna has warned the public transport operators mainly auturickshaw drivers and Maruti Van operators carrying school children to abide by the traffic rules.

The commissioner who was addressing a meeting with the transport operators told them about the supreme court guidelines to ensure the safety of school children.

Auto and Maruti Van drivers attending the meeting at police commissioner’s office in Mysuru on Wednesday.

According to the rules, autorickshaws can carry a minimum of three to four children and eight in the case of Maruti vans. The number is prescribed on the basis of permit and can carry more than half of the prescribed number of passengers. In case of any violations the law will take its own course.

The parents are also expressing their helplessness as the onus of following the rules is on the operators only.

A similar meeting has been conducted with the educational institutions to create awareness about the strictures in place, the commissioner said.

DCP ( Law and order ) M Muthuraj said ‘the transport operators should treat the children with respect. They should also avoid carrying school bags in a protruding manner by hanging them on the either side of the side mirror of three- wheeler’.

ACP ( Traffic) G N Mohan briefed them about the do’s and don’ts’.

– Team Mysoorunews

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