School wall collapses in Dehu Road of Pune- The wall of Cantonment Board School in Dehu road collapsed on Friday. The incident took place at night and luckily no one was injured. There are two schools in the same premises and are around 50 years old, which makes it the oldest school in the Cantonment. The school operates in two shifts. Dr Zakir Hussain Urdu primary school and Mahatma Gandhi Hindi primary are the schools that are located in a single campus in Dehu Road Bazaar area near the railway station.


On speaking to the chairman of the School Committee Cantonment Board (DCB), he said “Two schools operate from the same premises of this school complex in two shifts near Dehu Road railway station in the bazaar area. The school is about 50 years old, which makes it the oldest school run by the cantonment. Total of 600 students study in both the schools. A major accident was prevented because the incident occurred at night. The school is in a dilapidated condition so there is a need for construction of a new school building. We had closed some classrooms as they were in a bad shape.”

Adding to this, Khandelwal also said “Here is another cantonment run school nearby. We are considering shifting the students to this school. A decision in this regard will be taken soon”

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Bids have been requested for constructing new buildings for the school. They are making sure that the construction of the building will be started as soon as possible. Abhijit Sanap office superintendent and public relations officer of DCB said that “The bids for the project will be opened on August 20. We will construct a new building for the benefit of the students.”

The school operates in two shifts, morning and afternoon.  The construction of the School is very old and it is obvious that they are worn out now and hence the officials are ready to build it all new. Four classrooms were demolished eight months back to avoid any accident as they were in bad condition.
To avoid any further mishaps, the officials had finally decided to get bids for new construction of the School buildings.

Source: The Times of India 

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