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Free bus service for students to save from leopard attack in Aarey colony


A 13-year-old student was died in a recent leopard attack, Prahaar voiced the issue from its start

BESTMumbai: Now the students and their parents of Aarey colony, who were living in fear of possible leopard attacks in the vicinity, are relieved as the Brihanmumbai Electric supply and Transport (BEST) administration have decided to provide a free protection bus journey to these students.

Recently Prakash Salunkhe, a 13-year-old student of Municipal corporation school was attacked by the wild cat and was died in the attack. In sudden reply the parents of the area had carried a morcha against the school administration to start a bus service for the students in the area. Prahaar voiced the students’ concern from the start.

As the schools have started on Tuesday after Diwali vacations, three BEST buses have been assigned on pilot basis for the traveling of the students of Aarey colony. At present students living at Maroshipada, Mayurnagar, Jivachapada and Khabachapada are enjoying the free bus travel to their schools.

Talking with Prahaar, Vinayak Valvaikar, representative, School Administration Committee, said, “The students of first standard are getting the maximum benefit. Now the BEST administration should increase the bus frequency for secondary school students.

The slain student Prakash Salunkhe was attacked after four days of his school life. Prakash’s father expressed content over the bus service to the students.

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