Odd-even plan to be enforced in Delhi from November 13-17


Delhi's transport minister, Mr. Kailash Gahlot, has announced that the odd-even car rationing scheme will be enforced in the national capital for a period of five days beginning from November 13, 2017. Vehicles with odd numbers will be allowed to run on odd dates while even-numbered cars will only run on even dates.

Earlier today, the Delhi High Court and the National Green Tribunal (NGT) expressed their concerns over the failure of the government to curb air pollution in the region. The high court has asked the government to consider ‘cloud seeding’ as an option to induce rainfall, which could help reduce the particulates in the air. The NGT has termed it as an "environmental emergency" and has banned construction and other industrial activities in the Delhi-NCR region till November 14, 2017.

This is not the first time that Delhi has had to take such drastic measures to control air pollution. The odd-even scheme was enforced twice in January and April last year.

Source: Economic Times

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