Special buses for girl students

Chandigarh: Haryana Transport Department has started nine more special buses in the second phase of its scheme to ply such buses for girl students studying in colleges.

State Transport Minister Krishan Lal Panwar here today said providing safe and convenient transport facility to girls studying in colleges is one of the priorities of the Haryana government.

Special buses have been started on routes from Babain to Kurukshetra University, Ladwa to Kurukshetra University, Pipli to Kurukshetra University and Kurukshetra to Umri, Mathana to Kurukshetra University, Indri to Kurukshetra, Kurukshetra- Pehowa-Kurukshetra, Shahbad-Ladwa-Shahbad, Pehowa-Kurukshetra- Pehowa and Karnal to Garhi Birbal-Garhi Birbal to Karnal.

Panwar said the special buses had been started in districts Faridabad, Palwal, Nuh, Ambala and Panchkula in the first phase.

In 2016, he said, the facility of special buses would be extended to girls studying in technical and other colleges in the remaining districts.

In this regard, a report pertaining to requirement of special buses in all districts has been sought from Education and Technical Education Departments.

The Transport Minister said women security guards would be deployed in these special buses for the safety of students and added that directions have been issued to police department in this regard.