Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar, March 7: The state government is planning to shift the century old Tyndale-Biscoe and Mallinson schools from the area to decongest the commercial hub of lal Chowk.
The move has come after traders in Lal Chowk suggested that the congestion in the business hub could be minimised if the two private schools will be shifted to the city outskirts.
“The Deputy Commissioner has been appointed as a representative of the government to talk to the management of the schools and to look for an alternate land for them,” sources said.
The 136-year-old Tyndale Biscoe School and its girls wing, Mallinson school, are spread over an area of 85 kanals in Lal Chowk. The school authorities had not paid the rent of Rs 119 annually to the government for the last 35 years, as per information revealed by the government last year under the RTI Act sources said.
“We believe shifting of Biscoe and Mallinson schools to city outskirts is good for both schoolchildren as well as traders,” Lal Chowk traders’ body chief Yasin Khan said.
He said traders were going to meet Governor NN Vohra to update him about the issue.