The Corporation Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution urging the State government to review its decision to close down the Malaparamba Aided UP School, a small portion of which would have to be flattened for the widening of the Vellimadukunnu-Mananchira Road.

Communist Party of India (Marxist) councillor K.T. Padmaja, who raised the issue through a calling attention motion at the council, maintained that it was essential to protect the public school, where many students from lower middle class families in and around the area studied. Taking a unilateral decision to close down such a school, where, among others, several differently abled students also pursued their education, was a naked violation of the recently introduced Right to Education Act, the resolution observed. The council, which adopted the resolution unanimously, decided to bring the issue to the notice of the Education Minister.

Compensation

The council adopted another resolution seeking adequate compensation for the family of the woman who had died last week after falling from a two-wheeler due to bad road condition on the Thondayad Bypass.

The resolution presented through a calling attention motion by CPI(M) councillor Meera Darshak asked the authorities to take adequate measures to see to it that no such incidents, owing to the callousness of the authorities concerned to properly repair the roads, took place in the future.

Mayor A.K. Premajam said that a meeting of officials from the Kerala Water Authority and Public Works Department would be held in the city on December 30 to discuss various measures to be adopted to solve the severe drinking water issues in different parts of the Corporation.

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