Smooth ride for city students on CTU buses
CTU general manager asks school principals to convey problems with bus service
CHANDIGARH: Finally waking up to problems faced by school students in commuting to and from their institutions daily, UT administration has decided to press around 25 Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) buses exclusively for students on different routes.
Apart from displaying “only for students” boards on these new buses, the education department had requested CTU to display names of schools on the routes of these buses for the convenience of students. CTU authorities have
We will put two display boards on buses to say that they are only for students, and also their routes
SP PARMAR CTU general manager
now decided that these buses would ply only in morning and evening hours. Each bus would have a display board indicting its entire route and stoppages.
“These buses will be exclusively meant for students. We have decided that instead of painting them permanently, we will put up two display boards on each bus to tell that these are ‘only for students’ and also the route and halts on the way along with names of schools they will cater to,” said CTU general manager SP Parmar.
Students who use public transport to commute to their schools were visibly happy with the announcement. Priyanka, studying in Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, said, “During morning hours, there are office-goers who occupy most seats while we travel standing in the aisle carrying heavy schoolbags on our shoulders. But with this decision, I think it will be very comfortable for us to travel since all our friends will be there.”
Nidhi Sharma, a student of a government school said, “The administration move is very significant for us. There was need for such action since there is so much rush in morning hours.”
Meanwhile, the CTU GM asked school authorities to write in case of any problem with bus timings. “Schools should write to us in case students face any inconvenience regarding timings of CTU buses or even other problem,” Parmar said.