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Today Date : Saturday, May 18, 2024

64 defective school vehicles decommissioned in Villupuram district

64 defective school vehicles decommissioned in Villupuram district

District Collector C Palani led an inspection of school vehicles at the Villupuram district collectorate's main project campus grounds, in coordination with the Regional Transport Department. Following the inspection, he provided details on the status of school vehicles and the inspection process:


A total of 523 school vehicles from 129 schools in various circles under the Villupuram Regional Transport Office and other regional offices were examined. Out of the 325 vehicles inspected in the first phase, 20 defects were identified in 64 vehicles, leading to their decommissioning. Vehicles found with defects are advised to undergo repairs and obtain permission for operation. Remaining school vehicles are scheduled for inspection before the end of May to ensure compliance with safety standards. Any vehicles found operating for school use without permission will face confiscation, and legal actions will be taken against the respective schools.

Additionally, the appointment of a female assistant in every school block has been mandated. School vehicle drivers are instructed to adhere to daily procedures for safe operation. Following the inspection, a presentation and demonstration on fire prevention was conducted by the Fire and Rescue Services Department. Eye examinations for vehicle drivers and demonstrations of 108 First Aid Procedures were also carried out by ambulance staff.

The event saw the participation of District SP Deepak Sivach, Tindivanam Deputy Commissioner Divyansh Nigam, Tindivanam DSP Suresh Pandian, District Primary Education Officer R Arivahagan, Vehicle Inspectors S Govindaraj, Sundarrajan, Murugavel, and others.