The Madhya Pradesh Transport Department has proposed that arranging transportation facility for students should be one of the conditions for opening a school.
School bus operations in the state had come under the scanner after an accident in Indore on January 5 in which four students of Delhi Public School (DPS) were killed.
"We have sent a proposal to the School Education Department asking it to include school bus operations or the transportation of students in the conditions laid down for opening a school. At present, school buses come under the purview of the Transport Department," said Minister for Home and Transport Bhupendra Singh.
"We will not compromise with the safety of children. In some states, ten year old buses are allowed to be operated as school buses while in Madhya Pradesh, buses that are up to 15 years old are allowed as school buses," he added.