With no roads, kids ask for chopper to go to school

With no roads, kids ask for chopper to go to school

The demand for choppers for going to the school may be reflective of the anger and frustration of the children but it certainly brings to the fore the problem with roads in the state. DH file photo for representation

Facing problems in reaching their schools for lack of roads, children in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district, about 400 km from here, have urged the state government to arrange a chopper for them so that they can attend their classes.

Class 8 student Bhavna Kumari, a resident of Marahala village in the district, has written a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for sending a chopper for them.

"Hundreds of children travel several kilometres to reach their school at Hasanpur village... there are no roads... in the rainy season, even the trail between the fields disappear making it extremely difficult for us to reach our school," Bhavna wrote in the letter.

She said in the letter that many times, the children suffer injuries after falling in ditches. "Either make the road or arrange a chopper for us," she said.

The pradhan (panchayat chief) of the village, Anokhi Devi, and others lent support to the demand.

Local officials said that they were not aware of any such letter but assured to look into the issue.

The demand for choppers for going to the school may be reflective of the anger and frustration of the children but it certainly brings to the fore the problem with roads in the state.

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