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Delhi needs scattered working hours, uniform holidays
MADHU AGRAWAL | 05 Jan 2011

Cities like Delhi having system of multiple weekly holidays, should have a uniform pattern of weekly holidays. All those markets remaining open on Sundays should be uniformly closed on Saturdays.

CITIES LIKE Delhi having system of multiple weekly holidays, should have a uniform pattern of weekly holidays. All those markets remaining open on Sundays should be uniformly closed on Saturdays.
 
Outsiders coming to Delhi will be sure of opening of all markets for first five working days of the week. Shopkeepers and their employees will have at least one common weekly holiday with government employees under five-day week system in government offices. However shops of essential services like barbers, flour-mills etc may have Tuesday as weekly holiday. When Mumbai can follow single Sunday-weekly-off system without any problem, Delhi can at least step in with optional off on Sunday or Saturday.
 
In Delhi and adjoining areas of National Capital Region, industries can have their first shift started at 7 am, education institutions at 8 am, banks at 8.30 am, government-offices at 9 am, private-offices at 9.30 am, courts at 10 am, and shops at 10.30 am to evenly distribute peak-hour traffic in morning hours.
 
All offices should have a longer pre-lunch session of four hours like in public-sector banks to achieve greater efficiency. Offices having limited public-dealing hours will thus find greater pre-lunch session for public-dealing leaving a shorter but hindrance-free post-lunch session exclusively for office-work.