An electric transformer installed adjacent to the playground of Government Middle School, Piyakul, block Drabshalla of Kishtwar, poses constant threat to the students and the locals urged the administration to look into the issue before an untoward incident takes place.
Tazeen Hussain, a resident of Piyakul, alleged, “It is negligent on part of the Power Development department to have installed a transformer inside the playground of Government Middle School, Piyakul. The kids play in the ground and an untoward incident is very likely to take place.”
Another resident, Shafqat Shaheen, alleged, “The transformer had been installed by the Power Development department along the school boundary. Not only is it dangerous for the students, but it is a major negligence on the part of department and school authorities. Therefore, it must be removed or shifted to another place as soon as possible.”
The locals also claimed that the school faces acute shortage of accommodation.
On being contacted, Zonal Education Officer (ZEO) Drabshalla, Des Raj Parihar, said, “We have asked the concerned authorities to remove the electric transformer from school premises as soon as possible.”
On asking about the accommodation crisis, he said that there are three rooms available in the school out of which two are being used as classrooms while the third one is being used as the office.
The locals appealed to the Director of School Education Jammu, Anuradha Gupta, to intervene in the issue and redress their grievance.