Greater Noida: Over 400 school buses and vans were issued challans in Noida and Greater Noida on Thursday for not having adequate safety measures.
The action was carried out as part of “Operation Clean”, a special initiative of Gautam Buddh Nagar police to make roads safer. The police campaign was carried out on vehicles linked to 129 schools and began at 6.30 am.
“During the campaign, 427 school buses and vans were issued ‘challans’ after they were found not having adequate safety measures and not fulfilling the safety criteria. “Another 702 buses and vans were let off with a warning to adopt proper safety measures while having children on board,” said a police official
Around Rs 26,700 was collected in fines during the 11th edition of the “Operation Clean”, he said.
Gautam Buddh Nagar Senior Superintendent of Police Vaibhav Krishna said the action was taken after a number of complaints were received about school buses and vans violating traffic rules and compromising the safety of children.