Odd Even 3.0 May Hit Delhi In The Winter

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If you're living in the Delhi NCR region get ready for a bit more chaos on the roads this coming winter as the Delhi government looks all set to introduce the odd-even scheme in the national capital once again.

The first and second phases of the odd-even scheme were conducted in January and April of this year and the Delhi government led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has claimed that the scheme was successful in bringing pollution levels down.

Speaking to the media,Delhi Transport Minister Satyendar Jain stated that the AAP government in charge of Delhi would bring back the odd-even scheme in the winter when pollution levels in the capital are especially high but would not put it to use during the rains when pollutions levels go down.

The Transport Minister said, "There is no need to implement the third phase of the odd-even scheme during monsoon season as the pollution is on the lowest level during this season. Whenever the scheme is implemented, it would be in the winter season when the pollution levels are high."

Despite the Delhi Government's claims, some reports suggest there was no significant impact on pollution during operation of the scheme.

Instead, the second phase of the scheme became the centre of political melodrama between the App Party's Delhi government and the BJP led central government with BJP MP and current Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Vijay Goel openly flouting the rules.

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Story first published: Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 17:25 [IST]
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