GUWAHATI, Aug 6 � Students of the prestigious Gauhati Commerce College (GCC) today blocked the busy RG Baruah Road for over an hour protesting the �indifferent� attitude of the administration in addressing the problem of waterlogging on the college premises.
Hundreds of students under the banner of GCC Students� Union and the Commerce College unit of AASU descended on the street shouting slogans and demanding a permanent solution to the long-standing problem of the college.
The students blocked the road opposite the college premises which also links RG Baruah Road with the Rajgarh Road, owing to which the commuters had a harrowing time.
The blockade, which started around 10 am, ended before noon.
General secretary of the students� body Rajib Das later told mediapersons that the agitation would be intensified further if the administration does not come up with a permanent solution within a month.
�We are facing the problem for the last four years and even after repeated requests made to the authorities concerned, nothing concrete has come up till date. Even the principal of the college has written to the administration several times but to no avail,� Das said, adding that waterlogging disrupts the proceedings in the college for several days.
�The situation gets even worse in the hostel and the inmates are forced to sleep on the terrace. We are told that the entire drainage system is faulty and so remedial steps must be initiated to do the needful,� he said.
�With the college�s golden jubilee celebration only a month away, we want a permanent and early solution to the problem,� Das asserted.
Meanwhile, Dr G Nath, principal of the college, on August 5, had sent another letter to the Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup (Metro) urging the latter to direct the authorities concerned to take necessary steps.