Gurugram: There is an awful welcome awaiting students of the Government Senior Secondary School in Civil Lines every day. There are pools flooded with sewer water outside the school and inside the campus, followed by mosquitoes and an unbearable stench. Students from various centres come here to take the Class XII Board exams, but in order to reach the school, they have to slog through knee-deep water. Thus, in Gurugram: Students wade through sewage pool to reach school for exams.
As per school Principal Geeta Arya, “The last two days have unleashed hell in this school. Sewer water is overflowing inside the school. It’s difficult for students to study or play, or for anyone to have lunch.” The principal also said that she has written MCG on various occasions, but haven’t got any response. Later on, she added, ““I had deployed two teachers to see if they can get this water cleaned, but they too failed. Now, exams are going on and I can’t force my teachers to check if some other department helps to clear out this water.”
Various students who reached the school for the Physical Education on Tuesday explained how hard it was for them to reach the school. Mohit Saini, one student of RMS Senior Secondary School, Sector 15, said, “I fell in the puddle outside the school. My socks got drenched. This is not what examinees want to see when they reach the centre.” Apart from this, the risk of falling sick due to mosquito bites also endangered various students.
However, officials at MCG said that they have checked the sewer line and also claim that the water will settle down in a day. MCG Executive Engineer Vikas Malik said, “We have received a complaint from the school. This sewer line is quite old and sometimes there is a lot of problem in the Civil Lines area, but now it is being rectified. Due to a damage in sewer line, the water was overflowing. We are getting it rectified and the work will be done today. This was not an existing issue.”
We hope that Water settles down in schools and outside as soon as possible. Thus, Gurugram: Students wade through sewage pool to reach school for exams.