Vehicles must have a minimum of 12 seats to ferry schoolchildren in Maharasthra

To ensure the safety of children, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Transport Authority (MMRTA) has allowed smaller vehicles (vans) with seating capacity of up to 12 to be used to ferry schoolchildren. Earlier, vehicles regardless of their seating capacity were registered as ‘school buses’.

The decision was taken in a recent MMRTA meeting chaired by transport secretory Manoj Saunik under the Maharashtra Motor Vehicles (School Bus) Rules 2011.