To Prevent Mishaps, set up CCTV cameras outside Schools: Police
A four-year-old girl, Shanvi died after she was run over by a crane outside her school in Malviya Nagar on Tuesday morning. She was crossing the road along with her father when a crane run over her. While the driver of the crane was arrested by the police, several parents raised concern about the safety of their children.
A 4-year old girl had died as a crane ran over her when she was crossing the road with her father towards school.
Parents are concerned over safety of their kids who travel to school in heavy traffic, alone too.
A special meeting has been called this week where all the principal of leading schools have been asked to come to discuss issues related to the safety of school children.
A senior police official said that school authorities were earlier directed to ensure that school children are not dropped at main road.
"We cannot put traffic constables outside every school in the city, schools should also take some measures," an official said.
St Anslem school remained closed today as a sign of respect for Shanvi.
A senior police official told has said that school authorities were earlier directed to ensure that school children are not dropped at main road. "As per rule there should be a parking bay inside the school, where the school buses, cars, vans and autos could come and drop or pick up students," the police official said, adding that these issues would be discussed in the meeting with school principals.
The city police said on Wednesday said that CCTVs and red light violation detector cameras (RLVD) would be set up outside city schools to prevent such accidents. Several children risk their lives every day as the main gates of their schools opens up on the main street where heavy vehicular traffic passes through during morning and afternoon.
St Anslem school remained closed today as a sign of respect for Shanvi. The toddler's final rites were conducted on Tuesday evening.
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