PSAJK expresses concern over halting school buses during convoy movement

PSAJK expresses concern over halting school buses during convoy movement
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Srinagar: The Private Schools Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) Tuesday expressed concern over halting of school buses during convoy movement, saying the practice has created a chaotic situation for schools.
The Association in a statement said that our entire transport plan has been disrupted. “The schools, particularly on National Highway and even those schools where buses have to simply cross a road, have seen their time tables going down the drain,” said G N Var, chairman PSAJK. “Our classes are starting late, and sometimes even we do not know when will children or staff reach home.”
He said that Kashmir already has limited working days and now the wastage of time is compounding our problems.
“At times, our buses have to wait for anywhere from half an hour to even more than one hour,” said Var. “Some of our buses have small children, who have to unnecessarily wait and suffer on roads. Our morning prayers, classes and examinations are being disrupted.”
The Association said that the government should exempt school buses and ambulances from the restrictive orders.
“There is no harm if these vehicles ply alongside the convoy,” Var said