Krishan Lal Panwar, the Haryana Transport minister announced free bus rides for girl school students in the state. The minister also gave a tough message to the drivers and conductors, who had misbehaved with the students and did not allow them to board vehicles.
Haryana Roadways buses' drivers or conductors will not behave badly with girl students or prevent them from boarding the buses during to and fro journey to schools, he said.
New directives of Haryana Government
- Free travel facility has also been given to girl students on the state roadways buses, he said
- The order came followed by the complaints of some girl students of Khandra village. The students alleged that a bus driver did not halt the bus to allow them to board it
- In a quick response, the Transport Minister directed the General Manager, Haryana Roadways over the phone to warn the driver and conductor of the bus that "such misbehaviour would not be tolerated in the future."
- He said the order was issued as per the directions of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar
Instructions have been issued to the officials of the Transport Department to behave properly with women and senior citizens, Mr Panwar added.