This is the third time the Delhi government has implemented the Odd-even scheme to keep a check on air pollution in the capital city.
- Under the scheme, odd and even numbered vehicles ply on alternate days
- Vehicles with odd registration numbers would be allowed to run on Nov 4
- Kejriwal also announced his seven-point action plan to tackle pollution
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the odd-even road rationing scheme will be implemented in Delhi from November 4 to 15.
Kejriwal said the move was aimed at combating high levels of air pollution in winters when crop burning takes place in neighbouring states.
The chief minister announced his seven-point action plan to tackle pollution due to crop burning which includes distribution of masks, mechanised sweeping of roads, tree plantation and special plans for 12 pollution hot spots in the city.
On the first day of the odd-even scheme (November 4), vehicles with odd registration numbers would be allowed to run on the Delhi roads. The vehicles with even registration numbers would be allowed to run across the city the next day, and so on.
Addressing a press conference, Arvind Kejriwal said that Delhi is one state which has been able to keep a check on air pollution in the past few years. However, the odd-even scheme will not be implemented in case the air pollution level does not cross the danger mark.
The odd-even scheme is a part of the Delhi government’s seven-point action plan to tackle pollution due to crop burning. The action plan also includes distribution of masks, mechanised sweeping of roads, tree plantation, and special plans for 12 pollution hotspots in the city.
“Delhi government had sought suggestions from the public regarding the stubble burning issue and it was discussed with experts and the resident welfare association (RWA). We got more than 1,200 suggestions on this and a seven-point starchy pollution action plan was prepared,” Arvind Kejriwal said.
The odd-even scheme of the Delhi government was first introduced in January 2016 and reimplemented in April 2016. In January 2016, the odd-even scheme was implemented from January 1 to 15 and a penalty of Rs 2,000 was imposed for the violation of the scheme. It was reimplemented in April again from 15 till 30.