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Delhi to get rerun of ‘Odd-Even’ rule

September 14, 2019

The 'odd-even' rule for driving vehicles in Delhi is all set to make a comeback in November.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced yesterday that the odd-even rule for vehicles will be implemented in Delhi from 4 November to 15 November.

The scheme allows cars with registration plate numbers ending in odd and even digits to ply on the roads on alternate days. The plan aims to reduce the number of vehicles on Delhi roads on a particular day in a bid to reduce air pollution.

CM Kejriwal also asked people to avoid lighting crackers as the national capital has been struggling against rising pollution levels in the city for the past few years.

The 'odd-even' scheme was first started in 2015 and applies on all private vehicles excluding two wheelers.

Delhi government will also distribute masks on a large scale to the public as part of its action plan to combat pollution. Other aspects of the plan are, control on open garbage burning, identifying critical areas, plan to control dust, urging people to plant saplings etc.

Delhi government's plan has received mixed reactions.

Harish Khurana tweeted, " Central Pollution Control Board report clearly stated that #oddeven scheme was not much success last time . In fact table shows PM2.5 almost same during and post #oddeven (see Min&Max level in Table) Let's see how much @ArvindKejriwal will spend on advertisements with his Pic.

"#oddeven is Pol drama n loot of taxpayers money In 1st Odd Even Kejriwal spent 14 Cr on hiring buses 3.5 Cr for fees of civil volunteers 4 Cr were spent on Ads https://india.com/news/cities/aap-odd-even-sham-arvind-kejriwal-government-spent-rs-20-crore-on-plan-879728/… & Central Pollution Control Board's report show NO CHANGE in pollution level due to Odd Even," tweeted Major Surendra Poonia

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