Chandigarh: Taking serious note of charges made by the students that public buses aren't stopped for them, Punjab Transport Minister Ajit Singh Kohar on Sunday directed all drivers to ensure that students are allowed to board the buses.

In a statement in Chandigarh, the Minister said the government was not only committed to provide quality education but also to ensure timely and safe transportation of students to their respective educational institutions.

Kohar said all drivers have been directed to stop long-route buses for students on the main stoppages but only if there were seats available in the buses.

Criticising the recent trend of students pelting stones at buses, the Minister appealed to them to adopt a peaceful and rational way of putting forward their demands rather than destroying the public transport.

He appealed to them to avoid forcibly stopping buses as it caused inconvenience to passengers and asked them to follow the set of rules laid down by the government's transport authorities. Students should not misuse the bus pass facility extended to them by the government and should be travelling in buses meant for them along with their valid bus passes, the statement said.


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