Delhi govt asks schools to shut from Jan 1-15 during odd-even vehicle scheme
Amid much speculation, the Delhi government has cleared the air and has announced that the schools will remain close in the national capital for 15 days from January 1 to January 15, during the trial period of odd-even vehicle formula. The decision was taken as the government would use school buses under DTC fleet.
According to PTI reports, official notification by the Directorate of Education (DoE) said, "To make the new scheme functional with least disturbance to our children during the 'Odd Even Scheme' days, the government has decided to declare holidays for all schools from January 1 to 15 and also to procure the services of school buses for the requirement of DTC at notified rates."
The statement also said that the 15-day break would not affect studies much, as private schools usually remain closed for winter breaks, till the first week of January. It also added that the decision might get opposed by some people but the government is flexible on the number of days in the interest of health and well-being of our children for all times to come.
DoE has directed all government schools and un-aided/ recognised private schools, to declare holidays during the period. The government has also asked all the un-aided recognised private schools to provide their fleet of buses to Delhi Transport Corporation so that they can be used as public transport during odd-even formula trial period.