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Construction work at four govt schools plodding along

The construction work at four government schools is moving at a snail’s pace as for the past two and half months, just foundations have been laid in these schools. A view of the under-construction site at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Model Town, in Ludhiana.

punjab Updated: May 06, 2014 12:16 IST
Deepa Sharma Sood

The construction work at four government schools is moving at a snail’s pace as for the past two and half months, just foundations have been laid in these schools. A view of the under-construction site at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Model Town, in Ludhiana.


Total 23 classrooms will be constructed in the school by the next academic session. The officials said a serious shortage of labour was main reason that there had been a steady progress.

It is worth mentioning that the construction work at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Cemetery Road, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Cemetery PAU, Government Senior Secondary School, Haibowal Khurd, and Government Model Senior Secondary School, Model Town, was started on February 25 when Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal had visited the city and found that the infrastructure at these four schools was not up to the mark.

Total 12 new classrooms have to be constructed at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Model Town, but till now, just a foundation has been laid.

The school of ficials said the contractor had been given a time of nine months to complete the work. School principal Nahar Singh said, “Till now only the foundation has been laid.

The construction was stopped today as we don’t have the iron plates to support the pillars. Though we have received material but the work could be resumed after we receive the iron plates.”

As many as 10 classrooms, declared unsafe, were demolished at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Cemetery Road where a threestorey building with 15 classrooms will be constructed.

The officials said the construction work was moving at a snail’s pace due to the shortage of labour.

Much to the surprise, total 23 classrooms are under construction at Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU. School principal Sanjeev Thapar said, “We expect the construction work to complete till the next academic session.”

At Government Senior Secondary School, Haibowal Khurd, as many as eight classrooms are under construction. Also the school is yet to receive the status of a model school.

The school officials said that they had not received any directions from the head office which was the reason they could not start the commerce stream course this year.

Charanjit Singh, officiating district education officer said, “I understand there has been a slow progress due to the shortage of labour but, the contractor has been told to complete the work within nine months.”

He also said that he would look into the matter and ensure that the work is completed before the next academic session.