“With the national Capital reeling under ‘very poor’ air over the past two days, the Delhi government has set the wheels in motion to bring in the road rationing scheme, where odd and even numbered vehicles ply on alternate days, as an “emergency measure”. Having conducted the ‘odd-even drive’ twice before, the Aam Aadmi Party government said this time it would rather wait for directions from the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority to announce it the third time. “Introducing odd-even scheme needs prior planning. I have asked the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) to submit an action plan for augmenting frequency of buses in a week’s time,” Kailash Gahlot, the city’s transport minister told Hindustan Times. Under the Supreme Court mandated action plan against pollution that is currently in place, if suspended particulate matters remain above 300 or 500 micrograms per cubic metre then air pollution is to be declared as ‘severe+’ … As Reported By Hindustan Times.” Read the full article on Delhiair.org.
Odd-even scheme could be back on Delhi roads as air quality remains ‘very poor’