To alleviate traffic congestion, the Meghalaya Education Department will shortly establish a school bus project in the state.
Meghalaya will soon implement a pool school bus transportation system, in which common buses would transport students from all of the state’s schools, ensuring that they get to their destinations on time.
Moreover, these buses will ensure a smooth traffic flow. A fleet of roughly 100 minibuses will be launched as part of the initiative.
Further, this is being done for the sake of the children, according to Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui, and it will be implemented in due order.
“Pool school bus system” to minimise traffic congestion
The goal is to ensure that traffic congestion is minimised in Shillong, the Minister stated, “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 addition, he said, “In the budget, we have the resources to have 100 buses. The project is for students of both Government and private schools.”
“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.” Education Minister Lakhmen Rymboi told the reporters in Shillong.
In addition, he stated, “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.”
Further, the State government will adopt a “pool school bus system” with a fleet of roughly 100 minibuses to relieve traffic congestion in Shillong.