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An article on Star of Mysore (see comment below) says all – 
 
Several thousands study at NIE, and each bus will approximately take 45-50 2 wheelers off the road. The benefits, immense – several thousands saved by each household on fuel bill, less congestion, relieved parents…and every one reaches the college as equals.
 
For an Institute that has made Mysore proud by producing some of the best engineers in the World, this is one more great initiative.  If only few other prominent institutions adopt this, Mysore will be a lot better place. 

 

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shas3n's picture

Bravo

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This is indeed a welcome move. As an alumnus, it makes me proud to know that NIE is actively discouraging use of private vehicles.

However, I do not see much of a rationale behind collecting 8000 from each student and giving it to KSRTC. I guess private bus operators would be happy to invest upfront if they were given a chance and the students need not have paid the huge amount themselves.

Here is the SoM article (from Bing cache) since SoM website does not store old articles. [Courtesy ]

 

NIE BANS BIKES, CARS IN CAMPUS

Mysore, Aug. 14 (KK&BRS)- In an environment-friendly move, the National Institute of Engineering (NIE) has banned entry of two-wheelers and four-wheelers into its campus.

The Management has directed the students to use the city bus service while travelling to the college campus in Belavadi Industrial Area instead of motorcycles and four-wheelers. Those who cannot conform to the rule will not be granted admission to the college, according to the Management.

It is also learnt that parents have been requested not to buy two-wheelers for their children.

KSRTC has been approached to ply buses to the NIE campus from various localities. The city bus services already connect the college campus with NR Mohalla, JP Nagar, Kuvempunagar and NIE Students Hostel.

The college has collected Rs. 8,000 from each student and remitted the amount to KSRTC, it is learnt.

The measure has been taken in the interest of students to check accidents resulting in loss of life and limbs, M. Sripad Rao, Secretary of NIE, explained.

The ban on use of personal vehicles would also save fuel and reduce pollution, he said.

The parents have also felt a sense of relief, he added.

The college management has plans of introducing the same rule for students in its old campus on H.D. Kote Road also, Rao disclosed.

A driving academy, aimed at creating a new genre of safe vehicle drivers, has been planned by the NIE in association with Eicher and Hubert Ebner, two well-known global companies.

NIE President M.A. Sampath Iyengar and Secretary M. Sripad Rao told Star of Mysore that land measuring 10 to 15 acres has been sought from the District Administration for creating the driving track and other infrastructure of the Academy.

Transport Commissioner Bhaskar Rao visited the college recently. Training in safe driving would be imparted at the Academy to students, auto-drivers and also commercial vehicle drivers, he said. Road safety, causes of accidents and precautions, basic motor vehicle repairs and related matters would be the scope of the training.

Driving tracks have already been created in Bangalore, Hubli, Kolar, Bijapur, Bagalkote and Mangalore, he said.

-Shastri

Vasanth's picture

Belavadi Area NIE

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Belavadi Area is on the Hunsur Main Road and students becoming victims of accidents is quite high. Hence it is a good move to ban the vehicles.

The city college should allow bicycles, since Mysore is a small city, people can bicycle easily.

Naveen's picture

Cheers to NIE !

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Great News.

This is what is needed for colleges & schools in Bangalore too. The cacophony of vehicles during school & college times is deafening, not to mention roads leading up to them & all surroundings. Something needs to be done soon.

NIE has set a terrific example - may there be many more to follow soon !

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