Nagpur Today: Apathetic attitude towards the students residing in the Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) hostel was apparent as Nagpur Today conducted a survey on various basic amenities. Turning a blind eye towards the degrading condition of the water tanks, leaking wall rooms and the toilets.
The basic amenities at the upper P.G.D.T Boys Hostel situated at Amravati Road, near Guru Nanak Bhavan is so pathetic, because of the negligent and callous attitude of the administration. There are around 200 students residing in the 4 wings of this hostel. The water consumed by the inmates here is very dirty and not potable at all. The water used for other ablutions is also polluted and dirty. It was seen that the water tanks have not been cleaned since many years.
The water tanks are also not covered exposing the students to various health hazards. It means the number of students who fell sick or caught dangerous diseases is because of the lack concern by the administration.
The condition of bathrooms and toilets are no different and are in a state of even worst condition. There are no lights there and the bathrooms and toilets are very dirty and filthy. 50 to 60 people have to share 4 bathrooms and the condition of these bathrooms and toilets are in so pitiable state that there is a foul smell emanating till the corridors.
The rooms in the hostel too are not in good shape. The walls are leaking and during monsoon the students have to face the brunt of moist walls and fungus growing on it. The condition of the mess is no different. Students complained about the quality of food.
The corridors of the hostel premises is covered with filth everywhere. According to information the cleaner who does this work has visited from last three months.
Now the interesting thing that is happening here is that, the administration seems to be more concerned towards renovation of the common hall here. Of no use new flooring of the hall is being done removing the old tiles which are in good condition. Also Outer wall is being constructed in the premises.
The students residing in the hostel are mostly from rural areas, and fear to raise their voice against the authorities, and continue to stay without proper basic amenities.
Woes of the Hostelites
“we are exposed to very bad living conditions here. It is impossible to sleep in night when it rains due to water leakage. Moreover since 3 months the premises have not been cleaned which is affecting the health conditions of the student residing here.”
… Charles Salve