The Sindh government will soon dispose of school and university buses running on compressive natural gas (CNG) cylinders throughout the province.
The decision was made at a meeting with Sindh Transport Minister Syed Awais Qadir Shah in the Presidency.
While talking to the media, the minister said the campaign to eliminate CNG cylinders from school and university buses would start the next two days.
He reported that the responsibility for removing the CNG cylinders would be assigned to the traffic police. In addition, all relevant departments and agencies of the provincial government will assist the traffic police in the campaign, the minister added.
Sindh Govt to Start Crackdown on CNG Cylinders in School Vans
Shah said the major operation against the use of CNG cylinders on school and university buses would be carried out according to court orders to ensure student safety.
The Transport Minister said he hoped that all relevant stakeholders in the education sector, including school owners and parents, would support their repression.
He told the media that district supervisory committees would be set up to conduct private school surveys to ensure student safety in their transportation.
These committees will include Sindh’s tax, education and transport departments and traffic police. In addition, these district committees will report to the Ministry of Transport.
If the buses / buses have an accident, the relevant district committee will be responsible. Shah said orders were issued to relevant officials to communicate with provincial education and tax departments regarding the establishment of these committees.
In addition, the next phase of the unit will be involved in the fire stations supplying CNG to schools and universities.
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