Staff Reporter

Salem: Students of a few departments of the Government Arts College staged a demonstration demanding measures to prevent water logging in the college premises.

On Saturday and Sunday water stagnated near classrooms of undergraduate students. The students were seen wading through water to reach their classrooms.

"We have been urging the officials for long to dump a few loads of sand to prevent water logging in the college premises. But no steps have been taken up so far. We are facing difficulties in accessing the classrooms due to the stagnation of water," students said.

They further said the drainage channel on Attur Road remained heavily clogged. As a result, the rainwater got stagnated on the collage premises. ``Even a brief spell of rain would cause water logging," they added.

Students under the banner of the Students Federation of India engaged in `mock fishing' demanding the college administration take immediate steps to drain the water out.

College Principal Chandrasekaran said: ``We have asked the public works department officials to take steps to drain the water. The works have already begun and will be completed shortly."

The college administration had also asked the Salem Corporation officials to clean the drainage channel, the Principal added.

Meanwhile, the College cancelled classes for students of a few departments owing to water logging.