DU says no to Holi hooliganism

DU says no to Holi hooliganism

Deployment of mobile patrol squads, provision of helpline numbers and formation of teacher-student committees are among a series of measures being taken by Delhi University to check hooliganism on Holi.

The university has warned students that “strict disciplinary action” will be taken against those found indulging in rowdy behaviour especially against women students.

Coordinating with the Delhi Police, mobile patrol squads will be deployed at various strategic positions around the university’s two campuses and its constituent colleges.

DTC bus drivers have also been directed to drive their buses straight to the nearest police station in case of any harassment of girl students onboard. Apart from Delhi Police and DTC officials, the university has asked teachers and students to form monitoring committees to maintain order and check the identities of any visitors to their premises.

A helpline 011-27667291, jointly managed by university officials and Delhi Police, will directly connect students to the proctor’s office in North Campus. The helpline number for South Campus students to reach the office of deputy dean of students’ welfare is 011-24119832. Also, according to the notification, playing Holi during working hours would be barred and entry of visitors in the hostels will be checked.

Limited Metro service

Owing to Holi festival, Delhi metro will start its services after 2 pm on Wednesday instead of the usual 6 am on all six lines. While the Metro services will be available in the second half of the day, feeder bus service will not be available throughout Wednesday. “Metro train services will start at 2 pm and will continue normally thereafter,” said a DMRC officer.