NEW DELHI – The Odd-Even road rationing scheme could be back this winter. The New Delhi government has said that it is geared up to roll out the scheme if air quality in the capital reaches severe levels.
Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot told The Times Of India that a decision on the Odd-Even scheme would be taken by the government after Diwali. He said that the government is fully prepared to implement the scheme if it becomes necessary . “We are ready to implement the Odd-Even scheme and all the effective preparations for it are in place,“ Gahlot said.
“The scheme is implemented when air quality in the city reaches severe levels for two days. The Odd-Even scheme has been successfully implemented in Delhi earlier and all standard operating procedures are already in place,“ a transport department official said.
The first time the scheme was implemented was in January last year and a second phase was rolled out in April to tackle rising air pollution in the capital.
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