School students in Rajasthan commute on risky rickety jugaads

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Despite the Supreme Court’s announcement on ban of jugaads or assembled vehicles in 2012 in Rajasthan, still the mode of public transport is in use in the state, in a pitiable manner, ferrying school kids. Thousands of school students in Bharatpur district in the state take these vehicles everyday to travel to their schools, risking their lives. A source mentions that more than 1400 private and government-run schools in the district use jugaads to ferry their students. Students travel 1-15 km on these vehicles everyday with each jugaad carrying 25-30 of them. These rickety quadricycle vehicles are often reported to be overturned. The students choose these vehicles because they cannot afford bus.