Saturday, April 16, 2016

Delhi CM... Odd/Even Did Not Lower Pollution As Expected, However, It Reduced Traffic Congestion

@ Live Mint - Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said the implementation of the odd even scheme in January did not lower pollution “as much as expected” but it significantly helped reduce traffic congestion in the city.

“Odd even did lower pollution but not as much as expected, however, it significantly reduced traffic congestion, the roads were cleared and people liked it very much,” he said in reply to a question by a girl student at Sarvodaya Balika Vidyala in New Delhi.

Infographic - Emissions Analysis for the odd/even days

The odd even scheme was implemented on an experimental basis from 1 January to 15 January in view of high air pollution in the national capital. The second phase of the scheme will commence on 15 April.The government is taking other measures to check air pollution in the city including introduction of luxury buses with increased frequency to popularise public transport and vaccum cleaning of the roads, he said. “In the next 2-3 months, we will ensure vacuum cleaning of over 1000 kms of roads in the city,” he said.

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