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Won’t withdraw DTC buses during odd-even 2nd phase, govt tells schools

Delhi transport minister Gopal Rai on Monday assured that the DTC buses, which the schools use, would not be withdrawn during the second phase of the odd-even scheme. The decision has brought relief to the schools but some principals feel parents might face problems.

Breathe delhi Updated: Mar 22, 2016 02:40 IST
Delhi transport minister Gopal Rai insisted that the DTC buses would not be withdrawn.
Delhi transport minister Gopal Rai insisted that the DTC buses would not be withdrawn.(HT Photo)

Delhi transport minister Gopal Rai on Monday assured that the DTC buses, which the schools use, would not be withdrawn during the second phase of the odd-even scheme. The decision has brought relief to the schools but some principals feel parents might face problems.

During the first phase of the scheme, schools were closed and government hired private school buses for public transport.

“If the government has assured that they will not withdraw, we are relieved,” said an official of the Ramjas School, Pusa Road.

Earlier, the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) had written to schools that they would not be able to provide the DTC buses during the second phase of odd-even, which starts April 15.

The government has said that DTC buses would drop the students to school and by 8am they would be put on duty. Then when the school closes, the buses would pick children from the school.

“The government is saying they will send the buses to pick children back but I am a little concerned on whether it would be possible,” said a principal of a renowned school on condition of anonymity. HTC