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Odd-Even Formula Can’t be a Permanent Measure

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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that odd-even can’t be the permanent measure to reduce pollution.

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Delhi started the New Year with a radical vehicle rationing measure aiming at reducing pollution. Nearly a million vehicles are estimated to have stayed parked on the first day of the 15-day trial period. Chief Minister Kejriwal termed the scheme’s debut a success but added that it could not be implemented indefinitely in the city of 25 million. CM has carpooled with transport minister Gopal Rai and health minister Satyendra Jain to the Secretariat. He also said the people of Delhi accepted the scheme whole-heartedly.

Representational image. Reuters
Representational image. Reuters

There was a mixed response from the public to the scheme with some lauding it a few calling it impractical.