“As the ‘odd-even’ pilot scheme drew to a close on Friday, a policy research organisation termed it as “beneficial” and said it can be used as a measure for reducing congestion and pollution specifically during high pollution days to cut down on peak levels of air pollutants.
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in its analysis of the scheme said that although the percentage effect could be small, but given the concentrations as high as in Delhi, the absolute reductions in PM 2.5 concentrations are “significant” as it can help reduce health impacts.
TERI said that the scheme has brought “considerable” additional benefits including reducing on road congestion, increase of average car speeds, reduced fuel usage and made significant impact on public awareness levels on air pollution and its impacts on human health.” The Indian Express. Read it on delhiair.org.
Delhi’s odd-even policy beneficial, can reduce pollution: TERI