By TC News Desk
Agartala, August 22, 2022: Tarakpur school students blocked the road by burning tires on multiple demands and after seven hours, the blockade was lifted with the assurance of the block development officer on Monday.
It is reported that the students of Tarakpur school blocked Kadamtala-Ranirbari road from Monday morning at 6 AM and also burnt tyres. Basically, the school under the Kadamtala RD block was converted into a higher secondary school with shortage of teachers, purified drinking water, adequate class rooms, bathrooms and furniture. Local school students held road blockade. As the day went on, the protest of the blockaders intensified.
Meanwhile, the local people said that blocking the path of students is justified. On the other hand, the police of Kadamtala police station came to the spot around 11 AM in the morning. Thereafter, Kadamtala’s Inspector of Schools Sudhanshu Shekhar Pal. He assured the students but the blockaders refused to accept it.
Finally, BDO Pranay Das of Kadamtala block rushed to the spot around 1 pm. He discussed with the protesting students and promised to remove the shortage of furniture, bathrooms, teachers’ along with drinking water within two months with the help of local public representatives.
The road blockade was lifted after about seven hours after assuring them of all help to convert the school into a higher secondary school. However, the seven-hour long road blockade resulted in long queues of passengers and vehicles on both sides of the busiest road.