By: Talat Mohsin
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that the odd-even rule will be implemented in Delhi from 4th November to 15th November. The scheme is a part of the seven-point “Parali Pradushan” action that will be implemented in the state to curb pollution.
During the scheme, the vehicles will ply on the roads in odd-even numbers according to their registration numbers. While announcing the scheme, Mr. Kejriwal said-“ Studies have shown that Odd-Even has led to a reduction in pollution by 10 to 13 percent. Pollution is at its peak during this period due to stubble burning and Diwali firecrackers. The detail of its implementations and the exemptions will be announced in a few days.”
The scheme is a flagship of the AAP and was first implemented in the capital from January 1 st and 15th in 2016 and then from April 15-30. The penalty was announced to be ₹2000 and two-wheelers, women-driven vehicles, emergency, and police vehicles remained exempt.
The Parali Pradushan action plan also includes other components such as free distribution of N-95 masks, sprinkling of water, mechanical sweeping, free distribution of tree sampling and special plans for 12 pollution hotspots in the city.