Since two entreaties were banished in 2012 and 2015, the varsity of Delhi issued a plea in the Supreme Court which is still pending. In the past few days, the North Corporation gave approval to the building plan.
On September 3 more than a 100 Delhi University students have written to Mr. Modi against the issue of high-rise building which is yet to come up near North Campus. The letter brings forth the issue of safety and security for the students.
“Construction of high-rise residential structure in campus area would be detrimental to development of our university… it would directly infringe upon privacy of the women’s hostels in close proximity to the land, and would prejudice security of students…,” the letter says.
Meghdoot Hostel, Miranda House women’s hostel, PG women’s hostel and CIE hostels stand a few meters away from the land next to Vishwavidyalaya Metro Station where the high-rise building is about to be constructed.
Who will ensure safety, sanctity of university campus if this building is built?… Environment clearance is under challenge and SLP is pending,” said Bipin Tiwari.
Varsha Joshi, North body commissioner has mentioned they have followed rules while granting permission: “There were some technical changes in the builder’s previous application dictated by the new building bylaws being notified… The builder made necessary amendments, applied afresh and was granted permission. There’s no stay from any court against the construction.”
Even after stating a plea to the supreme court, the issue between the private builder and varsity remains unsettled.