Hindustan Times (Delhi)

Student passes valid in AC buses, more U-specials soon, says Kejriwal

- HT Correspond­ent htreporter­s@hindustant­imes.com

NEW DELHI : Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal assured students their concession­al passes would be valid in air-conditione­d buses and their tenure increased, and more university special buses will be introduced in six months.

A group of around a hundred students, led by the left leaning All India Students’ Associatio­n, took out a march from the Civil Lines station to Kejriwal’s residence on Thursday afternoon.

A delegation met the chief minister to discuss their demands for a rollback of the metro fare hike and better public transport system in the national capital.

The Aam Aadmi Party’s verified Twitter account retweeted that the chief minister met the students and assured “all support” and accepted some of their demands. It said he “ordered the transport department to implement” the validity of concession­al passes on air-conditione­d buses as well.

It further added that the validity of these passes will be increased to six months, and university special buses, which would connect the campus with the rest of the city, would be introduced in six months.

The students said the minister reassured 2,000 more DTC buses in the city, and extended his support to their demand to roll back the metro fare hike.

“We congratula­te the students community who joined the struggle for ensuring better public transport. This is a big victory to our ongoing struggle for better public transport. But the demand for the rollback of the insane metro fare hike still remains. We will continue the movement till the metro fare hike is rolled back. We will very soon march to PM house regarding the same,” said Kawalpreet Kaur, the head of AISA at DU. NEW DELHI : Zakir Husain Delhi College on Thursday organised its first ever alumni meet with former student and Union minister Harsh Vardhan, invited as the chief guest. More than 100 alumni resolved to strengthen the Alumni Associatio­n and contribute for the progress of the institutio­n. The convenor of the alumni affairs, Ravi Ranjan, said the col- lege would soon launch a website to connect former students.

Vardhan, urged his fellow alumni, to do at least one good “green deed” every day. At another function, organised in the memory of his old teacher Virender Kumar, he asked students and faculty to help create a society that was concerned about the environmen­t.

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