Jamshedpur : The district administration has taken control of Jamshedpur Co-operative College ( JCC), arguably one of the oldest colleges of the city, to set up strong romm for Lok Sabha elections.
Edcuation now has taken a back seat as the college, an constituent unit of Kolhan University, with 7000 students on roll for different streams are forced to go home for general elections. It is again being used as strong room for April 17 elections.
College principal R. K Das said that they have informed to the Kolhan varsity about the college being used for strong room.
� We are helpless as the district administration took possession of the college from March 20 and would be using it as strong room till May 20. Thereafter we will have summer vacation (as per university schedule) from May 19 till June 10. I informed the Kolhan university about the ground situation,� said the principal.
Meanwhile, deputy commissioner along with senior officials of the district inspected Jamshedpur Cooperative College, which will serve as the strong room for Lok Sabha election
�The purpose behind initiating extensive and comprehensive measures on the polling day is to provide a peaceful atmosphere to the voters so that they turn up at the polling booths in large number and exercise their franchise without fear,� said an official.
The administration has trained about 300 supporting staff, observers and micro-observers to ensure proper exercise. The counting for six constituencies in the district, Bahragora, Ghatshila, Potka, Jamshedpur East, Jamshedpur West and Jugsalai would take place at
Jamshedpur Co-operative College.
About the arrangements for counting and security measures taken by the authorities, the returning officer said that tight security was in place at the counting centre to avoid any untoward incidents.