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F1 track dashes villagers' education dreams

F1 track dashes villagers' education dreams

The Statesman/Asia News Network Friday, Jul 22, 2011 By Abhijeet Anand, Aloke Kumar Nath & Udayan Kishor GREATER NOIDA, India - The sports city in Greater Noida which will host India's first Formula 1 race in October is no doubt a treat for racing enthusiasts but it has played havoc with the lives of students living in villages nearby. A road leading to Dankaur block from Atta Gujran village has reportedly been closed by the Jaypee group that is building the sports city, leading to many parents opting to dispense with the education of their children, especially girls. The road used to be the only shortcut from Gunpura and Atta Gujran to Dankaur before the Jaypee Group allegedly closed it down a year ago. As a result, students going to inter colleges located in Dankaur have to take a long detour, travelling an additional four kilometres daily. There are primary and secondar...

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