Erode: In a crackdown on unauthorised vehicles used for transporting school children in the wake of the death of a six-year old girl in Chennai, Regional Transport Officials in Erode slapped a fine of Rs 84,000 on 14 vehicles being operated without necessary permit.
The officials conducted inspections of school buses, vans and mini vans across the district yesterday and found 14 vehicles plying without proper permit for transporting school children, officials said.
The Transport department has ordered the crackdown after the shocking death of S Sruthi, a class II student of a private school in Chennai, who was crushed to death under the wheels of her school bus when she fell down through a hole on the floor of the bus near Tambaram.
Besides slapping a total fine of Rs 84,000, the officials ordered the operators of the vehicle to apply for necessary permit for transporting school children, they said.
Story first published:
July 28, 2012 12:35 IST