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Odd-even formula: Delhi govt mulling over closing schools from Jan 1-15

New Delhi: The implementation of the Delhi government's ‘odd-even' scheme for vehicles plying on roads in the national capital could see schools remaining shut from January 1 to January 15, Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish

India TV News Desk Published on: December 11, 2015 19:02 IST
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odd even formula delhi govt considering closing schools from jan 1 15

New Delhi: The implementation of the Delhi government's ‘odd-even' scheme for vehicles plying on roads in the national capital could see schools remaining shut from January 1 to January 15, Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said today.

“A proposal for asking schools to remain closed between January 1 and 15, the period of implementation (of the odd-even scheme) has come before us. The proposal is under consideration and we are consulting schools to see if this is workable,” Sisodia said today.

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Ensuring minimum inconvenience for Delhi's citizens appears to be the basis behind the idea of asking schools to stay shut during the period of implementation. 

“There are 26 lakh school children in Delhi, which constitute a big base of our stakeholders. We have to keep their convenience in mind,” the Deputy CM added.

The move comes as Delhi gears up for the implementation of the scheme on an experiment basis from January 1, 2016. The odd-even rule for vehicles plying on Delhi roads will be tested for a two-week period between January 1 and January 15.

Earlier on Thursday, the Delhi government announced a slew of measures to boost public transport capacity. This will include 6,000 more buses, an increase in the availability of auto-rickshaws and the Delhi Metro running at "peak capacity" during the test period.

 

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