NEW DELHI: Students of the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) called off their six-day strike on Tuesday after the administration accepted their demand and assured them of shifting a few students from the hostels to the institute's Maharani Bagh campus while they start renovation work.
Following a recent fire at the institute, the students were demanding better infrastructure on the campus. During the protest, some of the girl students also slept in their classrooms instead of their hostel, for fear of "another accident due to fire".
On October 25 a short-circuit triggered a fire in one of the rooms of the girls' hostel. Though no one was injured in the incident, the students complained about the campus infrastructure and sat on a strike demanding an overhaul.
"Our demands included immediate compensation for those who lost their valuables in the fire," said student representative Gaurav Jangid. Students have also demanded a fire auditing on the campus, "so that such incidents are not repeated." Speaking to TOI, Dean of planning and development, VK Paul said that "we have made a list of those students who will be shifting to our Maharani Bagh campus."