Delhi govt ticked off for running school in tent

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 15:29

New Delhi: The city government was ticked
off on Wednesday by the Delhi High Court for running a school here in
tent in the midst of the current cold wave and was ordered to
replace it with portable cabins.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice AK Sikri and Justice
Rajiv Sahai Endlaw asked the relevant authorities to provide
all infrastructures and safety measures for 390 students
studying there.

"It is torturous for students and also the teachers as
the construction of building will take substantial time, the
government is advised to set up porta (portable) cabins
immediately," the bench said.

"We cannot allow the school to run like this. Even
schools having nice buildings remain closed during the cold in
December. What will happen to these children?" the court
asked.

The bench passed the order after an NGO, Social Jurist`s
counsel Ashok Aggarwal pointed out that despite this court`s
earlier order to all the MCD and government schools not to run
classes in tents, the Government Co-Ed Secondary School at
Sundar Nagari is running in a tent.

Only the boundary wall is under construction, while the
completion of building with 32 classrooms will take at least
two to three years leaving the students to suffer, the counsel
added.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 15:29
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