Chronicle Reporter, Indore
Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on Tuesday served notices to nine departments of state and Centre governments in connection with the fatal DPS bus crash. Four kids and the driver had died last week in the accident.
Responding to a Public Interest Litigation by social worker Pramod Dived, the HC has slapped notices on the school administration, Regional Transport Office, Police, Department of Education, Administration, speed governor manufacturer, Municipal Corporation, National Highways Authority and the state government.Dwivedi had moved the HC alleging negligence from authorities on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the police are busy cracking down on vehicles carrying school kids for violation of safety norms in cities including Indore. School van owners went on strike in Indore on Tuesday, against police’s alleged excessive sternness against them leading to plenty of inconvenience to kids and their parents.
RTO MP Singh has been removed from Indore and attached to Transport office in Bhopal, as announced by the chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan over former’s insensitive behaviour.
State home minister Bhupendra Singh on Tuesday had summoned RTOs and ARTOs of Madhya Pradesh to the state capital and discussed road safety measures in the wake of Indore mishap.
While the police in Indore are also busy probing the reasons behind the bus mishap.
An officer probing the incident claimed that the steering wheel of the bus did not jam at the time of the incident and the vehicle perhaps went out of control due to high speed.
“We are probing whether the driver was talking on phone or brief spell of sleep distracted him from driving,” said the officer who did not wish to be named.