Udupi, June 22, 2016:In the wake of the shocking accident of a school van meeting with an accident at Trasi near Kundapura, killing eight children, SP Bhushan G Borase said that the police will convene a meeting of all school managements and vehicle drivers in the district on June 26.
The meeting will be convened to discuss the government guidelines for vehicles transporting schoolchildren. "We see the need to ensure that all safety measures prescribed by the government and courts are strictly adhered to. The school buses, as per the notification issued by the government, should have a distinct highway yellow colour with a horizontal strip in green colour in the middle all around the vehicle and the words ’School Bus’ prominently displayed on all four sides," explained the DK SP.
He said that District Control Room number - 9480805300 - has been activated with WhatsApp. "The public can send emergency messages to the number in case of accidents and other crimes. The WhatsApp number is monitored throughout the day," he added.