Delhi Schools To Shut Down During Odd-Even Scheme Trial
It seems that the school students in Delhi are in for an extended winter vacation after the government of Delhi has declared that all the schools shall remain shut from January 1 to 15 during the trial period of the odd-even vehicle formula. All the school buses during this period would be incorporated in the DTC to facilitate public transport.
This has been done to avoid any kind of trouble for students while the odd – even scheme is being implemented on the roads of Delhi. The DTC has been asked to procure the services of school buses during this fifteen day period, if considered necessary, at special rates notified by the Directorate of Education.
While it spells cheer as well as fun for students to have a long break during the harsh Delhi winters, it is a fact that school working days are going to be reduced too. This deviation in the number of school days as prescribed in the Right to Education Act is unavoidable if the scheme of odd – even numbered cars to ply on alternate days is implemented, albeit on a trial basis.
The priority at the moment is to bring down the pollution levels and for this reason the number of school working days have to be reduced if need be, to protect children as well as adults from the effects of a toxic environment.
Pollution levels in the city of Delhi have reached drastic levels and for this reason drastic measures are needed to control it. As an immediate solution to ease this embarrassingly acute pollution levels, such measures have been undertaken as a trial basis for the first fifteen days of the New Year.
Chief Justice T S Thakur had opined that the pollution level in Delhi was ‘embarrassing’ in addition to demanded immediate measures to control it. The Delhi government is trying it’s best to make the city air less toxic by introducing such a unique concept of allowing odd- even numbered cars to ply on alternate days of the week.
It remains to be seen despite the fact that how this odd scheme can even eliminate the possible loopholes in the whole experiment to be implemented shortly. Till a more viable option is introduced, hopefully this odd-even scheme is going to be a success in tackling the genuine problem of toxic air in Delhi. Obviously drastic problems call for drastic measures to tackle them.
Odd Even Scheme Traffic Challan Fine or Penalty Rates
Trasport Minister of Delhi Mr Gopal Rai have proposed a fine of Rs 2000 for any vehicle not obeying this scheme from Jan 1 2015 to Jan 15 2015.
|Sno||Type of Veficle||Fine Penalty Amount|
|1||2 Wheelers||Rs 2000|
|2||3 Wheelers||Rs 2000|
|3||4 Wheelers||Rs 2000|