More than 1,500 buses and vans belonging to various private educational institutions stayed off the roads across the district on Monday to protest against various rules and regulations under Tamil Nadu Motor Vehicles (Regulation and Control of school Buses), Special rules 2012, enforced by the Government after the series of incidents which claimed the lives of students recently.

The buses and vans were seen parked within the educational institutions in Kanyakumari, Nagercoil, Thuckalay, Monday Market, Colachel, Karungal, Vellichanthai, Thiruvattar, Marthandam, Kaliyakkavilai etc.

As a result the school and college going students were put to hardship and they had to depend upon their parents, autorickshaws and other modes of private transport.