Transport Facilities

School transport section has been playing a vital role in MES Indian School by way of commuting students. We have a total of about 130 vehicles in our fleet. At present, the buses are being operated to 100 destinations covering the length and breadth of Qatar thus engaging in transporting children to and from school. There are 225 well trained transport staff working in the section.The transport section of the school caters for the need of the children who attend various extra and co- curricular activities after the school hours. Around 5000 users comprising students, teaching and non-teaching staff are using school transport facilities.


Covering every nook and corner of Qatar to commute students and staff to and fro school, the total bus route has been divided into 4 zones in order to ensure well-organized and quality service. Each zone is monitored by the respective route inspector who has control over 25 buses and 25 routes. The route inspectors travel along the buses for various purposes like checking students bus cards, vehicle cleanliness and hygiene, reading vehicle kilometers and AC running hours, ensuring safe driving with moderate speed, supervising conductors duty of assisting children to cross road and providing suggestions for route development etc. The routes are identified by two varied colours viz, blue, for buses plying within 10 km radius route and green, for buses plying below 10 km radius.

Green Route (Short Route)

Mesaimeer, Barwa city, Al-Thumama, Old Airport, Najma, Al Mansoura, Mughalina, Sara Mushrif, Fereej Abdul Aziz, Bin Mahmoud, Muntaza, Al-Hilal, Al-Nuaija, New Salata, Mamoora, Midmac, Fareej Al Soudan, Abu Hamour, Ain Khalid, Salwa Road, Al Waab,Vegetable Market, Al Aziziya, Al Sadd, Fereej Al Nasr.
Mesaimeer, Barwa city, Al-Thumama, Old Airport, Najma, Al Mansoura, Mughalina, Sara Mushrif, Fereej Abdul Aziz, Bin Mahmoud, Muntaza, Al-Hilal, Al-Nuaija, New Salata, Mamoora, Midmac, Fareej Al Soudan, Abu Hamour, Ain Khalid, Salwa Road, Al Waab,Vegetable Market, Al Aziziya, Al Sadd, Fereej Al Nasr.

Vehicles Parking System

We have a spacious parking area for students and staff to board buses. A well planned, route wise parking system has been deployed to board buses without any hassle forc hildren. About 50 buses parked outside the school compound and another 50 inside the school campus for boarding purpose enables all children and staff to board within a minimum required time. The necessary escorts, transport helping team are directed to guide the children at different strategic locations and crossing areas.

Safety and Awareness Training for Transport Staff

Safety is our commitment. Our top most priority is providing safest transportation to students and staff. Therefore, we are going by preventive plan at various levels.

Disembarkation record is strictly monitored and signed by conductors and drivers to prevent children overstay inadvertently in school vehicles. Preventive training is provided for newly joined transport staff, method of using fire extinguisher, familiarizing routes,basic vehicle maintenance, transport rules and regulations, and code of ethics and conduct. We are maintaining vehicles on daily, weekly, periodical and annual basis, as per the preventive vehicle maintenance plan for the safe and smooth operations. Various awareness and training programmes are conducted for the drivers and conductors highlighting basic vehicle maintenance, safe driving, fire safety on school vehicles, prevent children overstaying in school buses, ill effects of use of tobacco, cigarettes, etc, advantage and disadvantage of mobile phone, exhibiting behaviour and mannerism, Qatar traffic rules etc. We have also conducted in-house training programmes for the Mechanic staff by company experts like TATA and Leyland with latest mechanism and technology. Our buses have an excellent safety record. School vehicle safety can be improved by teaching children the proper behavior in school buses. Each bus has one bus leader who guides children to use the vehicle in a right and safe manner. Moreover, our teachers play a significant role in maintaining students’ discipline on board.

School Transport - Rules & Guidelines

  • Transport facilities will be provided to students subject to the availability of seats. Availability seats depends on accessibility and distance from the school.
  • The routes of the school buses are drawn up and the parents should consult the school transport section for necessary details.
  • The transport form is required to be signed by the authorized official to confirm the availability of transport.
  • Students will be picked up and dropped off at a common bus stop, which will designated by the school authorities.
  • Owing to safety reasons, transport route will not be altered to any different drop-off point other than the pick up point.
  • For change of pick up point (residential area), an application should be submitted to the transport section at least two weeks in advance. The approval of which is strictly subject to availability of seats.
  • On security reasons, children should be accompanied by an adult to and from the bus stop, if required.
  • Students and escort are required to be available at the designated pick up and drop off area 5 minutes prior to the time agreed. The buses will not wait for the late comers.
  • Transport charges are fixed and have to be paid one month in advance. There will be no reduced or lower charges for one way use of the bus and there is no refund policy.
  • Request for cancellation / withdrawal of school transport services is to be submitted in the prescribed application form one month advance.
  • Under no circumstances children will be allowed to board another bus besides the one allocated on reasons of social engagements.
  • Children should stay away from the main road until the bus arrives and shall not board the bus while in motion. Students shall not enter, move about or alight the bus while it is in motion.
  • No students shall come near the entry door of the bus until the bus comes to a halt.
  • Students will not be allowed to board the buses unless they are properly dressed in school uniform with valid ID card. Students shall not stick their heads or hands out of open window.
  • The front door of the bus is the only authorized entrance and exit.
  • Unless or otherwise directed by the transport officials, drivers are authorized to stop buses only at the designated stops. A
  • list of stops is being prepared keeping in view of the convenience and safety of all bus commuters and is also subject to change.
  • Students will be held responsible for any damage to buses caused either by negligence or wilful damage.
  • Due to hygienic reason, no student is allowed to eat on board.
  • Discarding of trash or littering food or things of any kind either inside or outside buses is not permitted.
  • Courteous and polite behavior is expected at all times. Unruly behavior like screaming and shouting is strictly prohibited.Transport registration of students will be cancelled if they are found misconduct / misbehave in the bus. The divers attention must not be distracted for any reason.
  • All students shall strictly follow the instructions of the bus leaders appointed by the school. The bus conductors shall also be responsible for maintaining students discipline in the bus. Any serious offences must be reported to the Principal.