Assam: Speed limit for school buses set at 40KMPH; No overtaking allowed

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As per the fresh norms, the driver of a school bus must have an experience of more than five years
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As per the fresh norms, the driver of a school bus must have an experience of more than five years

Guwahati: No school bus would be allowed to ply over 40 KM per hour from now onwards, said the District Transport Department of Kamrup on Saturday.

Moreover, as per the latest directives of the Supreme Court, school buses would not be allowed to overtake any vehicle while carrying students.

The transport department has also instructed school authorities to install CCTV cameras, GPS and siren facilities in all school buses.

Besides, all school buses have to be yellow in colour and each school bus must have one female attendant besides the male attendant.

As per the fresh norms, the driver of a school bus must have an experience of more than five years.

The transport department has ordered strict implementation of the directives by the school authorities.

It said that violation of any order will lead to fining of the school authorities and confiscation of the vehicle.

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