Reopening of Schools: Private Schools to take school buses off roads, citing financial crunch 

Srinagar 15 February (KNS): As the government has decided to reopen the schools in the valley from March 01, Private Schools Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) Monday while welcoming the decision said that due to increased financial burden, all the schools have decided to take buses off the roads.

The Association said that the schools have been under financial stress from the last two years as the schools remained closed and transport fee was not collected but on the other hand they continue to maintain transport fleet and paying taxes against zero income. “We have decided not to provide transport facility to students as we are unviable to operate," they said. 

The Association alleged the government of its irresponsiveness regarding the transportation fees charged from students by saying that despite repeated requests and high court directions they have failed to take a final decision, 

They said that as the recurring costs and salary of drivers continues, the government has not given any relaxation in taxes, so they have decided not to ply school buses on roads.

While welcoming the decision of government on reopening of schools, Association asked parents to arrange transport facility on their own and added that they assure that every SOP will be followed to keep students safe. (KNS)

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