In a bid to eliminate air pollution in the city, the Delhi government set to implement the third phase of the odd-even scheme in Delhi.
It was reported that the odd-even traffic rule will commence from November 13 to 17.
The state Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said in a statement, “Air pollution in Delhi has crossed the severe level. That’s why we are bringing back the odd-even scheme”.
Adding further to this he said, “We don’t have a lot of time left to design the whole programme, hence we are going with the rules that were imposed in the previous two phases”.
Following the scheme, two-wheelers will be excluded from the scheme similar to the last two phases of the odd-even rationing scheme.
This odd-even scheme was implemented twice in the year 2016 in the month of January 1 to January 15 and between April 15 and April 30.
The NHRC said in a statement, “The state cannot leave its citizens to die due to the toxic haze”.