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Bus For Street Children Launched In Thane

It is an initiative of the Women and Child Welfare department, to be run through an NGO. Such buses will also be introduced in Pune, Nashik, Nagpur and Mumbai, officials said.

Street children carry reused plastic cans filled with water to their shanties in the illegal Yamuna
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A special bus for street children where they can get educational and counselling facilities was rolled out here. Thane district collector Ashok Shingare launched the bus, named `Bal Snehi', on Tuesday.

It is an initiative of the Women and Child Welfare department, to be run through an NGO. Such buses will also be introduced in Pune, Nashik, Nagpur and Mumbai, officials said.

Every bus, with capacity to accommodate 25 children at a time, will visit six places in the district and have a counsellor, teachers and a care taker.

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