Submitted by Newseditor on Tue, 2015-12-01 18:39 Bengaluru: Now onwards government schools in state will have multi storeyed buildings and save more of government land. Especially this will help city schools as they do not require much of land. Under the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA), state government has planned to construct multi storeyed buildings in state. But the problem is most of the old school buildings are having outdated structure and tile roofing. Recent school buildings in state have RCC roofing and there are no multi storeyed buildings. This new initiative by SSA is expected to give a make-over to schools in the state. This move will redeem the city schools from issues of land acquisition and space allotment. The project has already received a green signal from the government in all cities including Bengaluru, Mysuru and Mangaluru and the schools are expected to wear a new look in a year’s time. Meanwhile, the under-construction buildings in the state will go through a change of design as per the new scheme. According to a senior officer with the Department of Public Instruction the main objective of having multi storeyed buildings is to solve the need for having playground. “This initiative will help students to get a playground and avoid the utilisation of playground space for classroom construction. Meanwhile, multi storeyed buildings will be designed to be more spacious and useful for students,” officer said. Safety Issue: Meanwhile, there were arguments that multi storeyed buildings were not safe for children. But the new initiative is planned to ensure a student-friendly and safe haven which will have wide staircases and electric lift facility under the state and union government funds for 'Sarva Shikshana Abhiyana”. “City has a crisis for land and multi storeyed buildings will solve the rising issues of land. Already in some cities, the programme has been implemented and will soon be implemented in other available places,” said, Jaffer P C, State Project Director Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.