Let's continue with odd-even, says Kejriwal

Let's continue with odd-even, says Kejriwal

The odd-even rationing of road space has resulted in a 20-25 per cent drop in air pollution, the Delhi government said, as the 15-day trial ended at 8 pm on Friday. 

The biggest benefit however, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said was congestion-free roads. Calling the road-rationing experiment a successful citizen-government partnership campaign, he appealed Delhiites to continue following the odd-even formula even though the government’s notification on car curbs was only till Friday.

“Earlier, no government had tried to speak to people. Aam Aadmi Party government took people along and successfully implement a strict rule,” he said, adding that Delhi did not follow the odd-even rule fearing the Rs 2,000 fine. Violators cough up Rs 2,000 as fine, as per the government’s notification.

“I urge people to voluntarily continue with odd-even scheme since the matter pertains to our health and city,” Kejriwal said, addressing a news conference hours before the scheme ended.

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