Power supply to govt.-aided school remains snapped for last 20 days

For non-payment of electricity bill for ₹4,463

MADURAI

TANGEDCO officials snapped power to a government-aided school in Narimedu for the last 20 days for non-payment of electricity bill for ₹4,463. This move had affected students, who were forced to study in school verandahs.

Established in 1935, C.C.P. Middle School has a total of 10 teachers. The school has been witnessing a dwindling student population and currently, 44 students are studying in the school up to class 8.

Due to difference of opinion among the school management committee members, the school management had refused to pay the electricity bill. This had resulted in the snapping of electricity by the TANGEDCO officials.

The power outage had resulted in poor ventilation and hence students were forced to study under in corridors and verandahs.

“The motors were not functioning due to power outage. As a result, there was no water available at the school toilets. We used to get water from neighbouring households,” said a teacher.

The non-availability of water at the toilets had affected the students the most, said the teacher.

When contacted, school correspondent R. Samuel said that the officials had paid the pending electricity bill on Tuesday. “Officials have guaranteed that the electricity would soon resume,” said Mr. Samuel.

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