As students suffer,it will take another three days to repair the electricity fault
Government College for Women,the premier college of the state,has been running on a generator for the past two days.
Reason: It has developed an electricity fault for which fund shortage was being cited earlier. However today,the authorities purchased the necessary raw material costing Rs 45,000 for the repair works and as per the information from the college sources,it will take another three days to repair the fault.
It needs to be mentioned that the monthly bill of this college is in the range of Rs 50,000-55,000 but strange enough the state government is not even giving enough funds to pay the power bills and it is being paid from the parent teacher association(PTA) fund. This fund however was formed with an aim to use it in student welfare activities,but the fund is being used else where.
Meanwhile,the students pay Rs 100 per annum as PTA fund to the college. As of now,the whole college runs on generator and the daily diesel consumption is not less than Rs 5,000,confirmed college sources. The generator also does not run round the clock,because it has to be given rest for some time as well. This has caused great inconvenience to the students as well as the staff in the college.
Newsline tried to contact college Principal Gurminder Kaur but she was not available for comments.
Fluctuating voltage hits water supply
Apart from the power problem in the college,even water scarcity continued in the different parts of the city owing to power cuts. The Municipal Corporation (MC) authorities informed that on an average,about eight to 10 tubewells in various parts of the city are developing faults because of voltage fluctuations due to power cuts.
At times,only two phases come and the electric motor also gets damaged,revealed the additional commissioner Kamlesh Bansal. Today shortage of water was seen in many localities of Pakhowal road,model town and even in Janta Nagar as well due to faults.