In view of the increased traffic in the Punjabi University campus, the authorities on Tuesday decided to restrict the entry of four-wheelers on the campus. The university has already initiated the process to create parking spaces near the main gate.
Until alternate arrangements are made, students have been asked to enter through the NRLC gate only and park their vehicles opposite the MBA/IT block. The movement of four-wheelers belonging to students beyond that will not be allowed.
The teachers and employees have been advised to enter the campus through the main gate only and park their vehicles at the already designated areas.
The university was forced to take these steps after two people died in the campus recently in separate road accidents.
Last week on Friday, a 12-year-old son of vice-chancellor Jaspal Singh’s private cook was killed in a road mishap on Punjabi University campus after being hit by a Verna car near the Gol Market. Similarly on August 12, another varsity student was killed in a seperate accident.
Students protest still on
Meanwhile, the protest by the students union entered its second day. One of the student leaders Aman Singh said they will not call off their protest until the families of the victims are adequately compensated and authorities implemented proper rules regarding movement of vehicles around the campus.