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“As the much-debated odd even formula implemented by the Delhi government from January 1 to 15 drew to a close, the first of analysis on its impact has said that there is “no conclusive evidence to prove that the odd-even policy improved Delhi’s air quality or reduced traffic congestion”.

The CEEW analysis also appears to contradict the perception that the odd even formula may have at least decongested the city due to vehicle rationing. Independent think-tank Council on Energy, -Environment and Water (CEEW) has assessed that there was only marginal improvement in air quality whereas there was 10% increase in vehicular movement at the monitored locations due to other vehicles rushing in and no decrease in number of private vehicles. ” The Economic Times. Read it on

No evidence to prove odd-even improved Delhi’s air quality: Council on Energy, Environment and Water