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Odd-Even Rule Coming Back In Delhi This November


It is part of a seven-point agenda that is meant to help curb air pollution in the capital

 

  • The odd-even rule will be implemented in New Delhi from November 4 to 15.
  • It is aimed at reducing the number of vehicles as they are seen as major pollutants.
  • It is unlikely to be enforced on weekends with women drivers being exempted from the rule.

Delhi has been facing some rough times in recent years with a major case of air pollution in the area. In a bid to combat the problem, the Delhi government has announced that it will implement the odd-even vehicle scheme from November 4 to 15.

In this scheme, odd-numbered vehicles will be permitted to ply only on odd-numbered dates and even-number vehicles only on even-numbered days. It is aimed at reducing the number of vehicles as they are seen as major pollutants. The Delhi government is no stranger to implementing this as it has been enforcing it in phases since 2016. And now it is making a comeback this November. This comes as a surprise as on September 6, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal revealed that pollution levels were down by 25 per cent.

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The reintroduction of this rule will be part of a seven-point agenda meant to help curb air pollution in the National Capital Region. Key details of the upcoming phase have not been finalised yet, but it is expected to be based on exact pollution levels in the region. It is also likely that the scheme will not be enforced on weekends and that women drivers will be exempted from the rule.

Aside from the reimplementation of the odd-even rule, the Delhi government plans to procure 50-60 lakh pollution masks. Other planned initiatives include establishing a tree-planting initiative, distribute saplings and deploy volunteers to control wood-burning during winters. Special provisions are expected for 12 pollution hotspots set up across the city.

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  • Kedhar | 2 months ago Does this rule also apply to bikes? 0 Reply