Delhi minister and senior AAP leader Gopal Rai said the booth-level workers of the party would go to people, instead of calling them to jan sabhas.
The urban development minister said at a press conference here that there is a meeting with Pawan Hans officials this evening to discuss the plan of aerial sprinkling of water.
The industry body has also indicated that the proposed hike in minimum wages will severely "hurt" the growth of micro and small enterprises in the national capital and hence the AAP government should reconsider this proposal.
An official of the Labour Department said the last revision of minimum wages in the city was done in 1994.
"The Lt Governor of National Capital Territory of Delhi with Chief Minister of National Capital Territory of Delhi is pleased to allocate portfolio of Transport Department to Satyendar Jain, Minister," a notification issued by GAD yesterday said.
Last week, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had alleged that BJP and RSS wanted to "sabotage" the scheme, when auto unions had called a day-long strike which was later withdrawn.
"Strict action, including permit cancellation and impounding of vehicles, will be taken against app-based taxis which charge fares more than government-prescribed rates (sic)," Kejriwal said in a tweet today.
Kejriwal and PWD Minister Satyendar Jain today carpooled with Rai to reach Delhi Secretariat. DTC and cluster buses were packed with passengers on some routes in Burari, Uttam Nagar and other areas.
All offices, schools and other institutions reopened after an extended weekend on Monday. The second phase of the scheme was rolled out on Ram Navami, a public holiday, followed by the weekend.
Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai today said the response of the people was "positive" on the first day of the fortnight-long road rationing odd-even scheme.
The scheme aims at cutting down on the number of vehicles plying on the city's roads. Taxis have been exempted under the road-rationing plan and are in demand when it is in force.
Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai said he will write to the governments of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Himachal Pradesh urging them to create awareness on the guidelines of the road rationing measure.
Transport Minister Gopal Rai said the minimum fare is Rs 10 as charged by Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) on its low-floor AC buses.
Transport Minister Gopal Rai said that the government will make the announcement after reviewing over 11 lakh responses received from the public through multiple channels on Wednesday.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who today chaired a review meeting on the next phase of odd-even, has asked all departments to look into these two major issues and submit their report in this regard at the earliest.
The dry run on Thursday will be held from 9 am to 11 am. Over 5000 civil defence volunteers are being deployed to maintain a check across 200 spots in the capital. Four volunteers are also expected to accompany traffic police officers on each spot. Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai will conduct an inspection of the preparations on Thursday.
BS Bassi said Rai has assured him that around 5,000 to 6,000 volunteers will be pressed into service to help police but they will not act independently.
Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai today criticised city Police Commissioner B S Bassi for his remarks that action will be taken against any volunteer who takes law into hands during the odd-even scheme, saying Bassi should not talk like a spokesperson of a political party.
A high-level meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, also decided to enforce the restrictions date-wise as even numbered cars will be allowed to ply on even dates and odd-numbered ones will ply on odd dates.
Hearing a plea filed by lawyer Harish Salve, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the central government, Delhi's local government and its municipal body to come up with a solution within three days.
Employment Minister Gopal Rai today held a meeting with various companies, NGOs and umbrella organisations like FICCI, ASSOCHAM and CII. The minister said the meeting discussed the next leg of the job summit which will aim at improving the employability skills of job seekers.
Gopal Rai, the state transport minister, says every aggregator is welcome to apply for licences, provided they abide by the norms.
Last month, the government had directed both the taxi aggregators to submit details of their drivers and vehicles if they wanted to "regularise" their services in the city.
Top Delhi government officials said the applications of the three taxi aggregators were rejected for not filing undertakings stating they were complying with a ban imposed on them. The three operators had filed the applications under the modified Radio Taxi Scheme introduced five months ago.
In a stern warning, Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai here Tuesday said the government will not consider applications for licence from app-based taxi operators Uber and Ola Cabs unless they comply with the existing ban imposed on them.