In a bid to put back scrap buses to use, the transport minister in Kerala, Antony Raju announced to put as many as 400 buses to enrich education experience among underprivileged kids.

In what appears to be a remodifying initiative, the Kerala transport department will convert some of its old low-floor buses into classrooms, asserted Antony Raju, the Transport Minister of Kerala. As per the #Minister, when schools re-open after summer vacation more #classrooms will be needed and used buses can solve the purpose and will enhance children’s interest for school.

“We are doing it on experimental basis. Two buses will be given to an upper primary school in Thiruvananthapuram. Malappuram district has also sought two buses. It will be a new experience for children,” the minister said in the state capital during a function.

V Sivankutty, the Education Minister of Kerala, termed the idea as a “novel one.” According to statements from the transport department the buses will be re-modified to make proper seating arrangements for at least two class rooms.

As many as 400 state road transport corporation buses which are lying idle at different depots, some of which are converted to resting rooms for the bus crew and given out on rent for cafes for Kudumbhasree — a successful women self-help program, will be utilized for the purpose.

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