Date: Wednesday, 26-August-2015, 9:59 AM | Message # 1
For 200 kids who walk through sewage to school, finally, a bridge
At 7 every morning, around 200 students, some as young as six, spend two minutes wading through knee-high sewage and slush to get to school in Sathe Nagar near Mumbai. Human waste washes around their ankles; they try to swat flies away. After NDTV reported on the problem over the weekend, the city corporation has begun constructing a temporary bridge; a permanent structure will follow, officials promise. "We are figuring out the feasibility of a pedestrian bridge in the area. We have already forwarded all the complaints to the Bridges department," said Assistant Municipal Commissioner Kiran S Dighavkar.