2022-08-18
Meghalaya to Have 100 Mini Buses for School Kids, Aim at Reducing Traffic Jams

Meghalaya to have 100 busses dedicated to school kids (Representational Image)

To reduce traffic congestion in Shillong, the State government will introduce a “pool school bus system” with a fleet size of around 100 mini-buses.

  • News18.com Shillong
  • Last Updated:April 06, 2022, 12:25 IST
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Meghalaya Education Department will soon implement the school bus project in the state to ease traffic congestion. Meghalaya will soon introduce a pool-school bus system under which common busses for students across schools in the state will run to ensure students reach their campuses on time. These busses will ensure an easy moment of traffic. There will be a fleet of around 100 mini-buses launched under the project.

Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui said this is done for the benefit of the students and it will be implemented in due course of time. Asserting that the project is mainly to decongest Shillong, the Minister said, “The idea is to ensure that the traffic congestion is reduced in Shillong we also have challenges while implementing this project, that’s why we have to see once its rollout that necessary challenges have been sought out so that this project becomes successful. “

“In the budget, we have resources to have 100 busses. The project is for students of both Government and private schools,” he added.

Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui told reporters in Shillong, “The nitty-gritty of the project is being worked out and in due course of time it will be implemented.” Stating that the department is facing challenges to implement the project, the Education Minister said, “the process is on, so we will see after working on all the challenges and things we will do accordingly.”

“We have not determined how many schools will participate but the project is on. There is no information yet on how many schools from Shillong, from Tura will participate. The initiative is for the best interest of the student community of the state,” he said.

To reduce traffic congestion in Shillong, the State government will introduce a “pool school bus system” with a fleet size of around 100 mini-buses.

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