DUSU and DMRC to beautify 11 defaced metro stations
(Sourced from PTI)
The Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) will hold a meeting in June with all stakeholders and volunteers to decide ways to beautify the 11 Delhi metro stations that were defaced during the varsity polls. Last month, the Delhi High Court had directed the students/candidates to work with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to restore its defaced properties across the city.
The DMRC had told the court that about 76 locations' metro properties were found to be permanently defaced and restoring them would cost over Rs. 16L and take six months "After the exams are over on May 30, we shall invite volunteers to chalk out a plan and creative ways in which we can beautify the metro stations," DUSU President Rocky Tuseed said.
The RK Ashram, Kohat Enclave, Vishwavidyalaya, Rajouri Garden, Vidhan Sabha, Shivaji Park, Civil Lines and Pitampura metro stations are among the eleven stations identified by the DMRC.
The decision to beautify the eleven metro stations was taken after parleys between student leaders of the university and the DMRC on Friday. ABVP's national media convener Saket Bahuguna said his organization would contribute to the beautification. "Since two of the ABVP candidates are in the present DUSU central panel (secretary and joint secretary), we will offer all our cooperation for this," said Bahuguna.
"For polls this year, we suggest the university to invite all student outfits and collectively get an assurance on refraining from paper usage and defacement during the polls," Bahuguna said. NSUI In-charge Ruchi Gupta said, they would do away with posters during this year's elections.