DU Administration need to address the Transportation
For years, students have been demanding transportation facilities such as Women-Special Buses, U-Special Buses, Metro Feeder Bus from college to nearest Metro, Bus passes valid in AC Buses of DTC, concessional metro passes ensured by University.
Delhi University is one of the few public funded Universities which provides quality education at subsidized rate which is affordable for many. Since last few years, Hostel crisis and Lack of Transportation facility for students of Delhi University are much talked about issues in DU. Along with the Hostel Crisis, the unavailability of proper student friendly transport facility, students have been suffering a lot.
In Delhi University, most of the students don't get hostels and hence are forced to live in rented flats and PG'S where they are exploited by the PG-Landlord nexus. They have to travel by Metro/Bus/Private vehicles which costs them anything around 50-100 Rupees daily on an average.
As of now, students have access to concessional DTC Bus passes, which too is not valid in Red AC Buses. At times, students have to wait for Hours for Non-AC DTC Buses.
Students coming from far off places and outskirts pay the heaviest price due to unavailability of any proper transportation facility forDU students.
The worst affected people are students of Evening Colleges. In Zakir Husain Delhi College Evening, classes lasts up till 9 pm and due to no any arrangement of women special and U-Special Buses, students at times have to skip the last lecture in order to reach home on time. "Delhi University administration must arrange transportation facilities for its students, we students are facing lot of problems because of this", said Abhishek Kumar, a 3rd year student of Zakir Husain Evening College.
For years, students have been demanding transportation facilities ensured by University Administration. Women-Special Buses, U-Special Buses, Metro Feeder Bus from college to nearest Metro, Bus passes valid in AC Buses of DTC, concessional metro passes are some of popular demands raised.
The DU Administration need to address the Transportation issue at the earliest possible.
By: Satya Prakash