Delhi 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.
Best news of the day! Wish is was sooner. #oddeven https://t.co/Le4zT7pyKx
— swati chaturvedi (@bainjal) February 11, 2016
.@ArvindKejriwal‘s calculation, more votes are happy about #oddeven bcoz of lesser traffic n lesser votes angry about not able to take car
— Salil Purushothaman (@always_salil) February 11, 2016
Happy that odd even was successful and those against it would have learned 2day how beneficial it was #OddEven
— amandeep (@amandeepkaur130) January 17, 2016
I am happy #OddEven experiment is successful. It has shown if govt n people get together honestly things change. An example to follow.
— nikhil wagle (@waglenikhil) January 15, 2016