Lokayukta police visit brings water, safety to this school

BENGALURU: A surprise visit by a Lokayukta police inspector to a school last November was all it took for the authorities to pay heed to an eight-year-old request for Cauvery water.
Inspector Manjunath, who visited the school on November 25 last year, saw that students did not have access to drinking water.
“I came to know of the students’ problems and called a meeting with the local corporator, traffic police, BBMP engineer and school authorities.
Teachers who used to come late are also punctual now,” he said.
In a letter of appreciation to the Lokayukta, the high school vice-principal Munivenkataramachari said the school had been requesting the BWSSB authorities for Cauvery water supply for the last eight years, but to no avail.
When it stops functioning, we don’t have water in the washrooms as well,” he told The New Indian Express.
Not only this, the visit by the Lokayukta official also managed to solve issues related to security and parking at the school.
“Some anti-social elements would occupy a passage at the entrance of the school and tease girl students.
Now traffic police have also taken action,” he said adding that traffic inspector Bettegowda also donated a loud speaker to the school to be used during functions.
A ‘no parking’ sign has also been put up at the school entrance is and traffic is monitored by the police.

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