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Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh announces to withdraw 2514 old school buses

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today announced that 2,514 school buses that are over 15 years old would be phased out. This announcement comes two days after four Delhi Public School students were killed in a collision between their school bus and a truck in Indore.

He consoled family members of the deceased and visited the hospital where the injured students are undergoing treatment. The Chief Minister told reporters that the state government will issue a directive to take these 15 years old buses off roads within three months.

He said that 2,514 out of the total 17,400 school buses, plying with the permission of the Transport Department, have been in operation for more than 15 years.

Mr Chouhan also announced removal of Indore Regional Transport Officer MP Singh over his alleged behaviour.

The accident had occurred at the Kanadiya bypass on Friday when the speeding bus rammed into a truck, killing four students and the bus driver. The bus conductor and nine students were injured, of which six are in a critical condition.

According to the information available on the Transport Department’s website, the bus was registered in the name of the school which was its third owner.

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