AAP government promises to consult people before launching next phase of Odd-Even scheme


Delhi government has promised to consult people before deciding on the next phase of car rationing Odd-Even scheme.

PWD Minister Satyendar Jain said on Monday that his government will take into consideration the experiences of the first two phases before announcing the next round of the traffic rationing measure,

According to PTI, Jain said the Arvind Kejriwal government had undertaken a series of measures to curb pollution, both from vehicles and dust, which include marking of dedicated bus lanes and vacuum cleaning of roads under the Delhi government.

Jain also lashed out at those who claimed that pollution had increased during Odd-Even scheme period.

“If the diesel and pollution consumption has gone down by 30 per cent, how can the pollution rise?…To fail Odd-Even, some people say that pollution has increased due to it. This is wrong. Our government is new and we don’t have any baggage.

We can even fail and we are ready to take failures.

“Many big people are not ready to take failure. We are starters, so we don’t have any issues in learning. And if we have to do it again then we will ask you, learn from past experiences and we will do it only then,” Jain said.

He was speaking at a conference organised by United Residents Joint Action of Delhi (URJA), where a ‘Delhi Clean Air Forum’ campaign was launched.

Delhi government’s second phase of Odd-Even scheme ended on 30 April.

“…Because 50 per cent of pollution is because of dust and the rest 50 per cent by vehicular pollution. We will be vacuum cleaning the dust,” he said.