Vasco: The leakage of water due to heavy rain from the
roof of the Mormugao municipal building has created major inconvenience to
visitors and students who study in the school run by the municipal council.
A visit to the first floor of the Mormugao municipal
building has revealed that visitors are forced to wear raincoats or they have
to come with umbrellas in order to protect themselves from rainwater leaking
from the roof.
It was also interesting to note that the passage leading
to the classrooms of the Mormugao municipal school was found partially
inundated with rain water due to the failure on the part of the municipal
authorities to initiate necessary preventive measures to stop the leakages
ahead of the monsoon.
Students were also forced to walk from the partially
inundated passage, causing them immense hardship.
The situation of the Mormugao municipal run school was
worst hit due to the heavy showers on Wednesday with school authorities trying
to collect the rain water in plastic buckets.
The school headmistress and the staff members were
constantly monitoring the situation and taking stock of every classroom
occupied by the students.
MMC chief officer Agnelo Fernandes said, “The municipal
authorities will be taking all necessary precautions and measures to stop the
leakage. We have already taken steps to cover the rooftop with tarpaulin. The
quotation for putting up tarpaulin has been prepared and the work will be
initiated during the dry spell to stop the leakage on a war footing.”
Source:: The Navhind Times