Pune Gets an App That Will Make Parents of School Going Kids Worry Less


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The Pune Regional Transport Office has developed an app with the help of which parents can obtain all details about the school buses of their children. With easy access to information like phone number of the driver, parents can contact them in case of an emergency, in a hassle free manner. 

Parents of school students in Pune won’t have to worry about the details of their child’s school bus anymore, all thanks to a mobile app developed by the Pune Regional Transport Office (RTO).

The app is called School Bus Safety Pune, and it provides all the required details about the bus which can be accessed by parents as well as the school.

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The important information points included in the app are:

  • School details – Basic details of the school
  • Bus details – This will include the bus number, name and contact number of the driver, name and contact number of the attendant, and the registration number of the vehicle.
  • School Bus Committee – Details of the committee members formed in the school under the state’s school transport policy.

With phone numbers of drivers, and registration number of the buses, it will be easy for parents to contact the required people in case of an emergency.

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Along with this, the app is also very useful for school authorities who will be able to check the validity of bus drivers’ permits on the app itself. There is also a feature to add complaints against drivers if any, which can then be monitored by the school.

The app allows schools to register and fill in the data of the buses operated by them, and all the required information, which can then be accessed by parents.

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More than 4,400 schools have registered themselves on the website of Pune RTO, and the information about their buses can be obtained on the app.

This step has been taken because Maharashtra’s Education department, Traffic department and Regional Transport Office (RTO), had been directed to implement the Maharashtra Motor Vehicles (Regulations for School Buses) Rules, 2011, three years after they were drafted, under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.

The app can be downloaded here and here.

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