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100-year-old VT college to get facelift.

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Timely intervention by senior officials has saved a part of a heritage structure, the government Junior College at Innispeta, constructed during the times of social reformer Kandukuri Veeresalingam.

The precarious condition of the more-than-a-century-old building of the junior college located at a stone’s throw from Rajahmundry Railway Station was brought to the notice of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu before and after the Pushkarams by members of different organisations, including Lok Satta local leader D.V.R. Suryarao and Rajagopal.

“A portion of the building which accommodates more than 1,100 students, needs to be dismantled on a war-footing, lest any untoward incident may happen,” said Mr. Suryarao.

Students feel that the historical building where former President Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan served as a faculty, should have been included in the Godavari Pushkarams Development works. When contacted, Regional Inspection Officer A. Venkatesam said he had sought the government permission to dismantle the old structures on the verge of a collapse and sanction of Rs.13 lakh for each of the six classrooms.

“Funds to the tune of Rs. 7.80 crores have been released for construction of new classrooms and we will finalise the tenders in a day or two,” said the RIO.

Funds to the tune of

Rs. 7.80 crore have been released for the construction of new classrooms

A. Venkatesam

RIO, Intermediate Board

Source – The Hindu

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