Odd-Even Scheme May Be Implemented Again In Delhi, Says Delhi Transport Minister

The Delhi government might implement the odd-even scheme after March as the initiative will require preparations.

Transport Minister Gopal Rai has said the Delhi government had been anxious about how its green intervention would be received by people. He added that it was important to make the first phase of odd-even “successful”, so that people would abide by it when it is reintroduced.

The government had implemented the scheme on the trial basis from January 1-15 where odd-numbered  four wheelers were allowed to run on odd dates and even numbers on even dates.

Ti improve public transport, Rai told IANS that the government will add 3,000 buses by the end of this year.

The details of the second phase of the private car rationing experiment will be discussed in a review meeting slated to be held by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Rai had earlier said that “In the third phase, they will create cycle stands at Metro and bus stations so that people don’t have to worry about parking their cycles. The committee will explore these possibilities.”

According to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, the odd- even campaign aimed at fighting pollution was a success.

He suggested the residents to continue follow it voluntarily.

Kejriwal said the odd-even plan did bring down pollution and, did away with unending traffic snarls across the capital.

The Delhi chief minister thanked the High Court of Delhi and Supreme court of India. According to him, people who were criticizing the scheme admitted that it reduces the frequent traffic jams in the city, and commuters were having a good experience.


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