Mixed response to Panjab University move on vehicle-free campus
It was in September 2014 that the council carried out a referendum in which students overwhelmingly voted in favour of making the university more student-friendly by restricting the parking of heavy vehicles inside the campus.
PANJAB UNIVERSITY has for quite some time been proclaiming its expectation to transform its grounds into a sans vehicle zone. A week ago, it made some more commotion toward this path when it reported that in Phase 1, it will cleanse all inns of vehicles. Hostellers have been given a fortnight to clear the parking areas of their vehicles.
Newsline group took a series of lodgings on the grounds to locate that a large portion of the hostellers were supportive of the activity however there were some who contradicted the proceed onward the request that it should initially be executed on pariahs.
Gurmeet Singh of Law Department stated, “More vehicles mean more contamination. This is an instructive foundation and it ought to be a good example for outcasts. Sans vehicle grounds is a long-standing interest in the college and we trust that it will be completely executed at this point.”
Mehmood Maherban of Afghanistan, who learns at the Economics Department, called attention to that vehicles cause superfluous clamor and unsettling influence. “Now and again during the evening we can’t rest legitimately as a result of the commotion of vehicles going back and forth. This is a fundamental advance that overseeing body of the college has taken. It will control the quantity of individuals originating from outside with no reason,” he said.
In any case, Chetan Chaudhary, previous administrator of Students Organization of India (SOI), contradicted the move. This boycott should initially be forced on vehicles originating from outside the grounds and afterward on understudies. “Pariahs come and park their vehicles here with no authorization. We have numerous different issues like security that the administration must address,” he said.
“Almost a month prior, dark ink was sprinkled on a billboard with Rajiv Gandhi’s name. Such episodes ought not happen in an instructive establishment,” Chaudhary said.
In any case, Sandeep Kumar, an examination researcher at the Public Administration Department, said the activity is useful for everybody except it might be an unwelcome advance for the individuals who like to march their vehicles. It will assist the experts with controlling the stream of outcasts who come here only for no particular reason. “In some cases we can’t cross the street because of overwhelming vehicular development. In any event this progression will get some change and advance scholarly culture on the grounds,” he included.
Executive, Public Relations, Renuka B Salwan said this is a long-pending interest of the understudies. “We will actualize this activity in stages, and we have begun the procedure by offering notification to hostellers first,” she said.
Kanu Priya, leader of PU understudies’ committee, stated, “We have been requesting this boycott for quite a long while now. Fortunately, the college has heard our voice now. We are cheerful that the choice will be actualized at the grassroots dimension.”
It was in September 2014 that the chamber did a choice in which understudies overwhelmingly casted a ballot for making the college more understudy neighborly by confining the leaving of substantial vehicles inside the grounds.
Voicing worries about the execution of this activity, she stated, “There are just two leaving zones inside the grounds with a limit of around 400 vehicles, which isn’t adequate as we have around 6,000 understudies learning at the college. We have just a single transport on the grounds, the other three are not in a working condition so it will be troublesome for understudies to move around on the grounds. The quantity of transports should be expanded so as to facilitate the development of understudies.”
Another understudy requested an expansion in the quantity of e-rickshaws on the grounds.
PU boss security officer Professor Ashwani Kaul said the choice of making the grounds without vehicle would be executed in stages, starting with hostellers, understudies and after that guests. “From the new session, freshers won’t be permitted to stop their four-wheelers inside the grounds. Just senior understudies will be allowed to bring their vehicles inside. That is the manner by which we are going to actualize this activity.”
Salwan said no vehicle would be permitted to be left in the scholarly zones of the grounds. “We will likewise expand the bus transport benefit. At the present time we have three transport transports on the grounds which utilize after at regular intervals. We have two leaving zones, one at Gate 1 and the other at Gate 2 with a limit of 300 and 60 vehicles, separately,” she included.