Schools in rural areas face a tough time

Of the 1,309 school buses registered in the district, 1,113 have obtained fitness certificates while 196 are yet to do so. Of the 196 buses, transport authorities have seized 36 buses for lack of certification, leaving 160 buses without fitness certificates that are still up and running. Of these, the authorities expect about 130 buses to be more than 15 years old, which would not be considered for fitness certification in any case.

However, some smaller private schools are not sending their buses for certification, as they are still uncertain about how many buses they would require. "Once we are completely done with the admission process, we would know how many buses we would require," said a private school principal on condition of anonymity.

"If we do not have enough admissions, there is no reason for us to run more than the required number of buses. This is the main reason why we are not getting them repaired and certified as of now," he explained.

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