The ‘odd-even’ scheme is “all set”
Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday is all set to bring back the “odd-even scheme’ in the national capital. Sources said that the dates will be announced soon.
Speaking to the press, Gopal Rai, Transport Minister said that the government will make the announcement soon. However, this will be done only after reviewing over 11 lakhs responses received from the public through multiple channels on Wednesday.
Earlier, Rai tweeted, “Delhi government will take a decision on the future of odd-even tomorrow. The public feedback report is being prepared today.”
As per reports, the Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia suggested that the license plate policy will be brought back. At the same time, sources said that its next phase could be enforced only in April after the CBSE Board examinations.
“Around 28,300 suggestions have been received through online forms while another 9,000 and 1,82,808 have come through emails and missed called respectively. The government, on its part, has made more than 9,00,000 calls to gather public opinion,” a senior government official said.
The road rationing experiment, aimed at curbing air pollution in the metropolis, was implemented from January 1-15 in its first phase with Sundays being exempted from it.
Subsequently, the government invited public opinion through emails, missed calls, online forms and also reached out to around 9 lakh people through interactive voice response system.