Guwahati: In an attempt to ensure the safety of schoolchildren commuting by buses, the Assam Transport department on Monday directed school authorities, both state-run and private, to install CCTV cameras in all their school buses.
This comes after the Gauhati High Court passed new directives regarding school buses in the state.
Speaking to the media, DTO and assistant commissioner of transport, Gautam Das said that CCTV cameras should be installed on every school buses and will have to be monitored by school authorities themselves.
He also informed that the schools will also have to install GPS devices and compulsorily keep first aid kits in all the school buses.
He also stated that all the school buses should be yellow in colour.
School authorities have been strictly asked to follow all orders. Violation of any order will lead to a fine of Rs 10,000, it further said.