OddEvenDelhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced the second phase of the odd-even scheme from April 15 for 15 days . The radical road rationing scheme is aimed at curbing the national capital’s notorious air pollution and traffic snarls. The first phase of this scheme was held from January 1 to 15.

The announcement comes after the government carried out surveys and public consultations through mohalla sabhas to find out what Delhiites thought of the scheme. Releasing the results of the surveys, Mr. Kejriwal said 81 per cent of respondents wanted the odd-even policy to return. Transport minister Gopal Rai said more than 11 lakh responses were received from the public through multiple channels.

Last time round, sub-divisional magistrates were roped in for enforcing the restrictions. But, Mr. Kejriwal said this affected work at the SDM’s offices. For phase two, 500 retired defence personnel will be roped in to act as traffic enforcement inspectors.