New Delhi | With the second phase of Odd-Even scheme set to begin from April 15, AAP government today decided to cancel leaves of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) staff during the 15-day car-rationing period. At a meeting with bus DTC bus manufacturers, Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai also warned of strict action in case of breakdowns when the scheme is being implemented.
A senior government official said all depot managers of DTC have been directed to begin maintenance of the buses for smooth plying during the odd-even scheme and the regional manager will face action in case of any breakdowns. The leave of all DTC’s staff has been cancelled from April 15 to 30, he said.
The minister has also formed 25 monitoring units to repair buses in case of breakdown, he said. We have also decided to organize an awareness ‘picnic’ at India Gate on April 13 where school children will be educated about the scheme, the official said.
The second phase of the odd-even scheme is set to be implemented from April 15 to 30 during which most motorists will move towards public transport and in view of this, the government is taking several steps to strengthen the public transport in the national capital.
During the scheme, government will engage private buses under ‘DTC Paryavaran Bus Service’, for which, it has started registration process that will continue till April 14. 50 per cent of seats in these buses will be reserved for women passengers.
Marshalls to be hired by the government will be deployed in these buses round the clock. Earlier in the day, Rai interacted with school principals and their representatives over providing school buses.