New Delhi: The odd-even vehicle rationing scheme will be implemented in the national capital after Diwali, from November 4 to 15, chief minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday (September 13).

A flagship scheme of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government, aimed at combating pollution, was first implemented in 2015. While making the announcement, Kejriwal said that smog from adjoining states due to the burning of stubble is the major cause of pollution in Delhi and odd-even is one among the slew of measures that Delhi government will take to deal with the problem.

"Odd-even will be implemented from November 4 to November 15. Studies show that it reduces pollution by 10-13%," said Kejriwal.

The scheme entails cars with odd and even number plates to run on alternate days.

For the last few years, the national capital has been grappling with smog every winter, raising health concerns.

Union transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said he doesn't think it is needed. " The Ring Road we have built has considerably worked in reducing pollution in the city. Our planned schemes will make Delhi pollution-free in the next two years."