The Kerala State Fee for Safety of Youngster Rights has directed the Kerala State Highway Transport Company (KSRTC) to reschedule its bus companies in response to faculty timings to stop hardship to college students.
Fee member Reni Antony, on Friday, directed the KSRTC chairman and managing director to subject orders for rescheduling bus companies after contemplating petitions from faculty Headmasters/Principals in order that college students might attain and depart faculties on time.
The Kollam District Transport Officer and the assistant transport officers of the Punalur and Pathanapuram KSRTC depots had been requested to take steps to reschedule bus companies on receiving purposes from headmaster/principal of Authorities Larger Secondary College, Ottakkal, and Mohammedan Authorities Larger Secondary College, Idathara, and restart a bus service to learn the scholars of Authorities Larger Secondary College, Punnala.
The fee was contemplating petitions from PTA president of the Ottakkal and Idathara faculty PTA presidents in addition to college students of Authorities Larger Secondary College, Punnala.
The Ottakkal faculty had college students from the hilly jap areas of the district comparable to Edapalayam, Aryankavu, Thenmala, Punalur Vellimala, Edamon and so forth however they might not attain the varsity on time. The PTA wished the KSRTC bus timings to be revised in order to succeed in the varsity at 8.45 a.m. and depart at 4.45 p.m.
On the Idathara faculty, the upper secondary timings had been from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.. however the bus from the Pathanapuram depot reached the varsity at 9.30 a.m. and left at 4.10 p.m. This prevented college students from following the varsity timings and affected their research.
A Punalur-Alimukku-Punnala-Pathanapuram bus that used to ply earlier was but to be resumed although the Punnala faculty had reopened, college students of the varsity complained. The three-km distance from Alimukku to Punnala was by a forest, they mentioned.
Throughout an internet listening to, the KSRTC officers from the Punalur and Pathanapuram depots agreed to reschedule the bus timings on the purposes of college authorities in order that college students might attain faculty and depart in time. Additionally they agreed to renew the Punalur-Alimukku-Punnala-Pathanapuram bus service.
The fee noticed that college students in hilly areas of the State suffered quite a lot of transportation issues. There have been many points associated to the time schedule of buses in areas the place solely KSRTC buses plied. Bus timings on numerous routes needs to be fastened considering the time college students wanted to succeed in faculty and get again residence. The KSRTC authorities also needs to be certain that college students’ transport amenities obtained precedence. Rescheduling the bus companies would assist finish college students’ journey woes.
College students in lots of different faculties within the State suffered comparable issues. Steps ought to subsequently be taken to reschedule KSRTC bus timings for the good thing about college students, the panel mentioned.