Fund shortage slows AU's post-Hudhund repair work

Published on April 30, 2015 09:49:41 AM
Shortage of funds has affected the pace of repair works being carried out in Andhra University campus, which witnessed massive destruction of buildings and ecology last year due to cyclone Hudhud.

AU officials are in a dilemma as they have to ensure class rooms and other infrastructure ready by July to ensure the smooth conduct of the classes for the next academic session and to welcome the NAAC accreditation team’s visit to AU campus.

AU registrar V Uma Maheswara Rao said repair works and reconstruction activities were going on for a few months. So far AU has collected Rs 2.5 crore through donations and decided to divert Rs 218 crore, originally granted for block fund towards restoration work in the campus.

Officials revealed that repair works have been badly hit as the new AP government had refused to give Rs 250 crore for repair works as requested by the AU. Meanwhile, AU vice-chancellor Prof GSN Raju said,  the restoration work conducted so far, was  just one-tenth of what requires to be done.