Pune: Now Pay To Walk On FC Campus, College Admin Asks People To Get Passes

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Shivajinagar, 11th June 2022: A notice seeking fees from morning and evening walkers, has been put up at various entry points of the Fergusson College. The notice requires walkers to get a pass issued from the college. If the fees are not paid, they will not be allowed inside the premises from June 15.

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According to authorities, the walkers would have to pay Rs 100 for a month, Rs 500 for six months and Rs 900 for a year-long pass. The college authorities have taken this decision to ensure safety inside the campus.

 

Mahesh Athavale, Vice-Chairman of the Deccan Education Society said, “There are several sandalwood trees inside the campus. There is a need to improve security on campus to prevent theft. Furthermore, security measures, such as a pass system, are critical for students and staff members who are staying on campus.”

“Some students use the campus to consume alcoholic beverages. The money raised by granting passes will be used to improve, clean, and secure the campus. Staff and kids are also given ID cards,” he added.

However, this decision has evoked mixed reactions from the citizens. Some walkers said that the rule would not serve the desired purpose as long as there is free access to the campus from the Tekdi (hill) located behind the institute.