On the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the district administration today cracked down on the vehicles ferrying children to buses by embarking a major drive during which 140 buses were checked, 48 were challaned and nine were impounded.Divulging the details, Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Mr. Varinder Kumar Sharma said that with the since of dawn of Monday the various officers of the district administration started the drive to check the school vehicles flouting norms while ferrying the children to schools. He said that during the checking Secretary Regional Transport Authority (RTA) checked 41 school buses, challaned 26 and impounded six of them. Likewise, Mr. Sharma said that Sub Divisional Magistrate Jalandhar II checked 45 buses, challaned seven and impounded two of them for violating norms.The Deputy Commissioner further said Sub Divisional Magistrate Nakodar checked 14 buses and challaned four of them. Likewise, he said that Sub Divisional Shahkot checked 10 vehicles and challaned three. Mr. Sharma further said that Sub Divisional Magistrate Phillaur checked 30 vehicles, challaned eight of them and impounded one for violation of norms.The Deputy Commissioner further said that in order to ensure safety and security of the school going children, the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had issued direction for launching of this drive to check roadworthiness of Buses and other Transport Vehicles that were used for ferrying school children. He categorically said that the lives innocent school children could not be put in danger by allowing the school going vehicles to flout the norms. Mr. Sharma said that the drive would continue in the coming days too adding that he would personally monitor the drive to ensure the safety and security of school going children.