Schools and hospitals are 2 very important and for lack of a better word, sacred places almost. School is where education is imparted and a hospital is where people gain another life.
There is a reason why so many rules and regulations have to be followed when in either of them. But of course that is only limited to till the time you are within the building.
Because the minute you step out, you are confronted with the ugly reality and that is what happens when hospitals and schools in Delhi are placed right in the middle of residential places.
This is not a one off instance, but something of a norm that I see all over Delhi.
Like, who cares that hospitals require quiet and peace around it, or that the students could get disturbed by the activity happening in the residential place.
This Nuisance Is Only Growing By The Day
A hospital or school in a residential place creates problems for both the latter and the former parties.
Whether it be hospital or a school, a residential place is definitely not the ideal location for these institutes.
The hospitals require a very peaceful location that does not bring about a lot of traffic, loud noises or unhygienic environment.
Schools require a safe and disciplined environment for the students so that they can fully take in what is being taught without getting distracted by everything else.
Now, till an extent, I can understand the need to keep pre-schools or elementary schools in residential places.
First, the school time is not very long, barely a few hours, second would be the age of the students themselves. Sending such young kids to faraway schools would not just give them anxiety but could also prove to be unsafe.
But according to me, the higher level schools, should definitely be a little away from residential places.
In my opinion there should at least a distance of 2 or 3 kms between a school and the residential spaces.
It Is Not Just Schools In Delhi, But DU Colleges Too
Even DU colleges like Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Aurobindo College and more are in extremely weird locations.
The one thing that having schools or colleges in such places does is increase the traffic by a lot.
Which not only inconveniences the residents but even the students attending the institute.
The buses and the vans and the parents with their cars and all, who have come to pick up or drop off their kids creates a lot of commotion and traffic which is not approved by the residential areas.
Thus, in the end I would like to say that, having hospitals, colleges or schools in Delhi in such troublesome places is something that needs to be dealt with as soon as possible.
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