Delhi Govt Brings Back ‘Odd-Even’, CM to Announce Date on Thursday

After the 15-day test run of ‘odd-even’, Delhi govt will enact phase 2. CM to announce dates on Thursday.

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Ready for odd-even scheme 2.0? (Photo: Reuters)

After the 15-day pilot run, the ‘odd-even’ scheme is set to make a comeback in the national capital. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will announce the dates for the second phase of the ‘odd-even’ scheme on Thursday.

Transport Minister Gopal Rai said that the government will make the announcement after reviewing over 11 lakh responses received from the public through multiple channels today. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia suggested that the licence plate policy will be back “once again” while sources said that its next phase could be enforced in April after the CBSE Board examinations.

The scheme is all set to make a comeback. Ministers including the Chief Minister will announce the dates in a press conference tomorrow.
Delhi Government sources

Earlier, Gopal Rai had tweeted that the Delhi government would announce the dates of the ‘odd-even’ scheme after assessing feedback from the public.

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 exempt.

Subsequently, the government invited public opinion through emails, missed calls, online forms, and also reached out to around 9 lakh people through an interactive voice response system.

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
Delhi Government sources

AAP MLAs, who organised Jan Sabhas on the same theme, have claimed that public opinion was “overwhelmingly” in favour of reintroducing the scheme.

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