Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal called for a press conference and addressed the media about the ongoing air pollution that has covered the national capital for weeks. Speaking to media, Delhi CM said that Odd-Even scheme would be implemented if the air quality does not reduce by November 18
New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday (November 15) said that the government would decide on whether to continue with the Odd-Even scheme on November 18.
"As per weather forecast, air quality in Delhi to improve in the next 2-3 days. If the air quality does not improve, we will decide on extending Odd-Even scheme on November 18," Kejriwal told media.
In an attempt to reduce traffic congestion and tackle pollution, the odd-even scheme began in the national capital on November 4. Today is its last day. The system is applicable from 8 am to 8 pm.
The traffic rationing scheme prohibits plying of private vehicles based on the last digit of their registration numbers. Vehicles with even digits are only allowed to ply on even dates, and those with odd numbers on odd dates.
This was the third edition of the odd-even restrictions, a flagship scheme of the AAP government, on private vehicles in Delhi. The first two versions of the initiative were introduced in 2016.
Kejriwal has repeatedly blamed both Haryana and Punjab governments for the noxious smog that has enveloped Delhi and its adjoining regions as a result of the burning of crop residue in the two states.
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Last Updated Nov 15, 2019, 1:40 PM IST