SCHOOL TRANSPORT POLICY

INTRODUCTION

The Transport Department of Podar Group of Schools is established by seasoned transportation professionals to provide strategic solutions to student transportation issues.

We endeavor to provide the best possible transport service for all our students. We place the safety and responsibility of the children as our highest priority.

OUR MISSION

To provide safe and reliable transport services to the students at the highest levels of safety, quality, customer service and positive employee relations.

OUR VISION

To be the first and foremost in providing the safest and the most comfortable school transportation without compromising on safety, professionalism, training, leadership and quality.

OUR COMMITMENT

We are committed to provide the best school transport service with highest safety measures and comfort to each student. Our transport team is engaged in research, development and implementation of systems and practices to make our service the best in the industry.

Safety Norms in the school bus

SAFETY NORMS IN THE SCHOOL BUS

We have attached great importance to enhance the Safety and Security measures for children travelling in our own School Buses. We furnish hereunder a list of such enhanced safety measures which have been implemented :-

  • All buses will be run by authorised Private Contractors only who have sufficient years of experience in running of school buses and who are fully acquainted and competent to adhere to the prescribed norms of safety as laid down by the Regional Transport Commissioner.

  • Parents are requested to desist from utilising the services of any unauthorised private transport.

  • All our School buses are driven by experienced drivers who possess a valid heavy vehicle drivers license of minimum 5 years.

  • Each bus has 2 lady attendants who are responsible for ensuring discipline in the school buses.

  • All Lady Attendants will have a dedicated Mobile Number and will be designated for each route without being changed frequently. They will be monitoring discipline in the school bus, besides taking responsibility for conducting the bus and shall be reporting directly to the School Principals and the Transport Department.

  • Extensive training is provided to both the drivers and lady attendants to ensure that the Transport operations are efficient.

  • A number of our school buses have been fitted with CCTV cameras.

  • All buses owned by Podar are installed with CCTV Cameras & GPS Navigation Systems to maintain student discipline & routes monitoring.

  • All our buses are installed with Speed Regulators / Governors, so that there is no complaint regarding overspeeding.

  • Each Bus owned by the School has been further protected by a padded shield near the main door of the Bus so as to prevent even a small object from falling down the stair of the Bus.

  • All Podar Buses, strictly follow all norms stipulated by the Government from time to time and ensure impeccable “Safety & Security” of the children.

  • Our Buses travel in extensive routes.

  • There will also be a Transport Committee for each school comprising of the respective Principal, Admin Officers / Transport Officers and two designated parents from the school. Officials from the Regional Transport office, Traffic Police, Education Office and local Authority may also be invited to be a part of the Transport Committee.