Pune RTO Cracks Down on Unfit School Bus

Navle Bridge has once again grabbed attention, but this time not for an accident, but for proactive measures taken by authorities to prevent future mishaps. A school bus operating in the Narhe vicinity, ferrying students to a reputed Pune school, was found without a fitness certificate during a surprise check conducted by the Pune Regional Transport Office (RTO) Flying Squad Team on April 15, 2024, in the Navle Bridge area.

The inspection revealed that the school bus had been running without a fitness certificate for the past nine years, prompting immediate action from Inspector Rahima Mulla and her team. The van was found guilty of several violations under the Motor Vehicles Act, including operating without a permit, lacking a fitness certificate, carrying school children without the necessary permit, and operating without PSV authorization.

Punekar News exclusively reported on the RTO's initiative and their crackdown on the errant school bus, imposing a total fine of Rs. 39,500 on the owner for various infractions. Inspector Rahima Mulla, known for her proactive stance in RTO circles, spearheaded the action and detained the school bus with registration number MH10K9372. The bus will only be released after successfully passing a fitness test.

In a statement to Punekar News, Pune RTO Sanjeev Bhor emphasized the importance of ensuring the safety of school-going children by cracking down on school vans operating without fitness certificates. This incident serves as a warning to school bus owners and parents in Pune, underscoring the critical importance of adhering to safety regulations for children's daily commute to school.

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