PUTTUR : Students of the Puttur Government First Grade College at Jidakallu, have to either trek a distance of over 5 kms to reach the college, or else spend as much as Rs 8 to reach the college by autorickshaw. The reason, the college has been shifted to the new building at Jidakallu here, which is nearly five kms away from Puttur town.
Though it has been nearly a month since college has re-opened, no step has been taken as to yet to provide public conveyance facilities to Jidakallu from the town. Students of this institution are of the opinion that the college should have commenced operations from the new building only after all amenities including transportation facilities were provided.
Already Belliappa Gowda, a resident of the locality has appealed to the Puttur MLA as well as the KSRTC Divisional Controller to commence bus services to Jidakallu at the earliest.
Students complain that even the condition of the approach road to the college was not worth mentioning and that it turns slushy whenever it rained making it extremely difficult for them to use the road. They want the authorities to act fast and provide bus facilities to Jidakallu at the earliest.