Smooth ride for city stu­dents on CTU buses

CTU gen­eral man­ager asks school prin­ci­pals to con­vey prob­lems with bus ser­vice

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - Live - - IN & AROUND - Eileen Singh [email protected]­dus­tan­

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

and halts

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.

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