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Ban on outsiders’ cars at Panjab University comes into effect, students bear the brunt

Several students term the regulation unjustified; park vehicles at PGI, walk to campus

punjab Updated: Apr 20, 2016 23:13 IST
HT Correspondent
Vehicles queuing up to enter the university on Monday.
Vehicles queuing up to enter the university on Monday. (HT photo)

As Panjab University (PU) began the implementation of banning outsiders’ vehicles on the campus on Monday, the university students were seen criticising the new rule as even they were not allowed to enter in with their four-wheelers if they did not have the official stickers.

A lot of students termed the regulation “unjustified” and said the ban should be only for outsiders. Some students parked their vehicles at PGI and came to the university on foot.

PU chief security officer Jatinder Grover, however, said, “We allowed our faculty members, ex-employees and senior citizens. Even single girls in cars were allowed without being asked for ID cards.”

“No PU student was allowed to enter without an official sticker, even if they were carrying their identity cards. We have asked them to collect stickers in a day or two, which will be valid till May 31 and the stickers available for the faculty remain valid throughout the year,” he added.

Dean students welfare Professor Navdeep Goyal said, “We are not strictly banning the outsiders. We allowed those who had work in the university. In the second phase of the ban, we will restrict the entry of two-wheelers also, which are currently exempted, and start shuttle bus services.”