Delhi: Odd-even rule may come back says, Transport Minister

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The Delhi government may again implement the odd-even scheme in Delhi-NCR in the wake of increasing air pollution in the capital.

The transport minister Kailash Gahlot hinted on Thursday, that the government might implement odd-even road rationing scheme again to curb pollution.

It was reported that in a meeting held recently, the issue was raised by transport Commissioner, Managing Director (DTC), state Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot, and DIMTS.

In a bid to eliminate air pollution the Odd-Even scheme might get implemented again.

The state Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot asked the department officials to gear up as odd-even scheme might get implemented in coming days.

Last year in 2016, the Odd-Even scheme was implemented twice for a period of 15 days from January 1-15 and April 15-30.

Kailash Gahlot, Transport Minister said in a statement, “With the increase in pollution levels in Delhi, the government may have to resort to emergency measures, including the odd-even scheme”.

According to reports, following the increase in pollution levels, Delhi government may resort the odd-even scheme.

Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot has directed DTC to make an action plan following the odd-even scheme and submit it within a week.

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