Udupi, June 23, 2017: Kripa Alva, Chairperson of the Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, said that she would direct the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and the police to take more steps to ensure the safety of schoolchildren on National Highway 66 at Trasi village in Kundapur taluk.
She was responding to queries from presspersons on reports that little had been done by the NHAI, the police and other authorities to ensure safety on the highway, where eight schoolchildren, who were travelling in a van, died after a bus collided against the van at Movady Cross on June 21, 2016.
The children were students of the Don Bosco School and the accident took place about 700 metres from the school.
Chairperson Alva said that the safety of the children was of utmost concern to the commission. She had visited Trasi last year after the accident and was aware of the tragedy. The commission would take up the matter seriously and pursue it with the NHAI and other authorities.