Traffic police seize school vans for overloading

March 12: Traffic police seized several private vans, ferrying students, for overloading and using LPG cylinders as fuel.

During checking, several schools vans were seized in Lal Chowk and its adjoining areas. Later the Traffic policemen ferried the students, who were on board the seized schools vans, to their respective homes at Soura, Ellahi Bagh and Hazratbal in their official vehicles

SSP Traffic (Srinagar) Maqsood-ul-Zaman said to ensure safety of students, Traffic police has launched a drive to ensure adherence of rules by drivers of schools vans.

“We found several drivers are resorting to overloading in schools vans and use LPG as fuel. This poses risk to students who are on board these vehicles. I make a fervent appeal to parents to ensure safety of their wards in the schools vans,” the SSP said adding the drive against school vans will continue.

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