Students studying in colleges under Delhi University in South Campus have reasons to cheer. Acting on their complaints regarding problems of transportation, the university has decided to introduce two buses that would ply around south campus colleges.
On Monday, vice-chancellor Dinesh Singh had met students from various colleges and those from South Campus colleges raised the issue of lack of transportation and security.
“Apart from the one bus that runs, we have decided to introduce two more buses and also increase patrolling around the campus. Issues such as these need to be addressed at the earliest so that students do not have problems in attending classes,” said Singh.
At present, south campus has only one bus and students have to often wait for a long time to board it. The bus starts at 7.45am from South Campus and then covers colleges such as Sri Ventakeshwara, Atma Ram Sanatan Dharam, Maitryee, Jesus and Mary, Ram Lal Anand, Motilal Nehru.
The bus service winds up at 5.40pm.
“We are in the final stages of the proposal and will soon implement the bus service,” said Umesh Rai, director, South Campus.
The campus will also see an increase in patrolling. Two cycle-bound patroller like the ones deployed in North Campus will also be deployed at South Campus.
Colleges to be rewarded
Besides security, the students also raised issues such as teacher absenteeism and poor infrastructure. “We are planning to introduce a scheme whereby the university will acknowledge the efforts of the ‘colleges with good practice’. This will ensure that the colleges utlilise the funds allocated to them in the best possible way and create opportunities and facilities for students to grow,” vice-chancellor Dinesh Singh. HTC