By : Y.S. RANA CHANDIGARH—SEPT 9— Though not exactly of the magnitude of ‘Rock Garden,’ a similar looking attempt on an experiemental basis is being made by the Chandigarh Administration to emulate the idea of Nek Chand in case of CTU condemned buses.
Soon the students of smart school, sector 50 might find themselves in a library which is being set up in a condemned CTU bus. If the first-of-its-kind vision of the Administration is put into action, off-the-road CTU buses could be put to good use as libraries at various government schools.
An official of the education department confirmed that the proposal for running libraries in condemned buses had been mooted and the feasibility was being examined. He further revealed that the proposal was discussed at a meeting of senior officials. In fact, the administration has over the past few months discussed a number of proposals pertaining to CTU condemned buses but these were not gone well with the department, said he. With the number of aging buses is increasing and are being kept as waste at its workshop in the Industrial Area. As a normal practice, the condemned vehicles in any department are supposed to be auctioned. However, it was decided that instead of auctioning the condemned buses, these should be put to some good use.
Since the buses are no longer in working condition, these would be towed to the selected schools where libraries have to be set up. The interiors of the buses would be modified and renovated before these are put to use as library.
A bus has been selected and work is being assigned to make some necessary modifications. If the experiment was successful, other such buses would be converted into libraries, said the official.