Odd-Even scheme back in Delhi from Nov 4: Kejriwal
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced that the Odd-Even scheme will be back in November, to tackle the rising menace of pollution just around the time of Diwali.
The scheme will be enforced on November 4 and will continue till November 15. Apart from that, he announced plans to buy electric buses and invited corporate to invest in luxury buses.
Kejriwal said 1,000 electric buses will be introduced in the national capital. He also said that a bus aggregator policy will be announced soon.
“If you enforce Odd-Even for a long time, the implementation becomes troublesome. As of now, Odd-Even will only be restricted to this time frame,” said Kejriwal.
Emergency vehicles will not be subject to this, he said.
He also asserted that Supreme Court guidelines during Diwali on fircrackers will be sternly enforced. Kejriwal also urged people of Delhi to take part in plantation drives.
Odd–even rationing is a method of rationing in which access to some resource is restricted to some of the population on any given day. In a common example, private vehicles may be allowed to drive, park, or purchase fuel on alternating days, according to whether the last digit in their licence plate is even or odd.