Additional Joint Collector Sundar Abnar has instructed all private educational institutions to adhere to the GO Ms No 35 dated March 16, 2011 of Transport and R&B Department for the safety of students travelling in school buses.

In the wake of an accident wherein eight students were killed in an accident in Kothagudem on Tuesday, the administration convened a meeting with all the private school correspondents on Thursday to educate them about the importance of following safety measures stipulated under the GO No 35 of the Transport Department.

Mr. Abnar said the GO stipulated 31 conditions for private school managements to ensure the safety of students travelling in buses and vans. Instructing the managements to complete the process of following the GO by April 10 and submit an affidavit to the Education Dept, he warned that the transport officials would launch a drive against school vehicles and seize them if they were found violating norms.