Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Safety of children is our top priority: Amit Kumar

DC turns down school van drivers� demand for leniency

Jamshedpur: East Singhbhum Deputy Commissioner Amit Kumar on Thursday refused to show any leniency on curbing overloading in school vans and auto-rickshaws. He said the administration will continue the drive against overloading and no mercy will be shown to van and auto-rickshaw drivers found flouting safety norms.

Kumar was speaking to a delegation of school van and auto-rickshaw drivers who met him to seek relaxation in safety norms. He said any relaxation would entail compromise with the safety of children which was not acceptable.

�Ensuring safety of children is our top priority. The van and auto-rickshaw drivers should cooperate with the district administration. All stakeholders should cooperate with us on the issue of road safety,� said the DC.

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