New Delhi: The Delhi Cabinet today decided not to make Aadhaar card mandatory for the distribution of ration to city residents for some time and approved a pilot plan for launching a mobile bike ambulance scheme in the national capital.
During a press conference held at his residence here, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the decision on the ration scheme was taken as many people were facing problems.
The Cabinet meeting, incidentally, was held at the chief ministers residence, which was not attended by Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, amid an ongoing row that he was allegedly assaulted by a few AAP MLAs.
The deputy chief minister also said a direction has been sent to the chief secretary to bring a Cabinet note in a week, so that the ration doorstep delivery scheme can be implemented in the entire city in two to two-and-a-half months.
As per the proposed scheme, ration will be delivered to peoples doorsteps in sacks.
“One more long-standing decision that we approved today is, mobile bike ambulances for the city, which would be started on a pilot basis,” Sisodia said.
Sixteen such bikes would be introduced on a pilot run in east Delhi.
“The scheme is essentially meant to provide medical assistant to people in those areas where streets are narrow, and thus four-wheeled ambulances cannot enter.
“Each of these bikes would be equipped with a GPS, communication devices, possible medical kit, and the bike rider would be a paramedical staff,” he said.