Delhi govt. to lift odd-even for two days on Prakash Parv

Scheme to be in force for 9 days as opposed to 11 days

The odd-even scheme will be suspended for two days next week — November 11 and 12 — so that members of the Sikh community are not inconvenienced during the Prakash Parv celebrations, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday.

He also announced the Delhi Cabinet’s in-principle decision to include Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib under the ongoing Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana which, he said, will enable Delhi’s senior citizens to visit the sacred site free of cost.

“The 550th Prakash Parv of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is being celebrated through a grand Nagar Kirtan on November 11 and Guru Parv on November 12. Lakhs of people are expected to join the celebrations. Several Sikh organisations came to me with a request to suspend the odd-even scheme for these two days and we have decided to do that,” Mr. Kejriwal announced.

Following the decision to suspend it for two consecutive days, the road rationing scheme will now be in force for a total of nine days as opposed to eleven days.

Mr. Kejriwal also said that the Delhi government was in the process of working out the modalities related to providing free travel under its flagship Tirth Yatra Scheme to senior citizens of the Capital. All charges, he said, will be borne by the Delhi government. He added that after the Delhi Cabinet gave its in-principle approval for the move, the Revenue Department had been directed to work out the details based on the final arrangement between the Indian and Pakistani governments.

Meanwhile, a total of 532 fines — 294 by the Delhi Traffic Police, 159 by the Transport Department and 79 the Revenue Department — have been issued to violators for not following the provisions of the road rationing scheme, till Friday evening.

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