Trai turns focus to data speed
After banning differential tariffs on internet in February , telecom regulator Trai is seeking answers to fresh concerns around net neutrality, this time tackling the issue of data speed and control of telecom firms over the network and its possible misuse.
PCB to build new school to admit more students
In order to admit more students, the Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) will build one more school and repair the existing eight.
The board said it would shift the students to a new building during the repair work.
PCB has been under pressure to renovate some of its buildings, including a school building in Bhimpura area, Camp, which has been lying unused and dilapidated. The Board runs five primary schools, three high schools and one learning centre for children with mental and physical disabilitiesZhep.
About 5,000 students, from under-privileged and low-inco me group families in the area, are enrolled in these schools.
“Veer Sawarkar School is in abad condition and has not been used for over 15 years. If we refurbish the building, we can admit more students and take some pressure off the other schools,“ a senior PCB official said.
PCB has estimated the expenditure for refurbishment to about Rs 2.5 crore. “The army authorities, including garrison engineers, have scrutinized our estimates and building plans of the refurbishment and the cost has increased from the original estimate of Rs 2.29 crore. The Board has approved all estimates and we will send it back to the authorities for sanction,“ the official said.