New Delhi, Dec 5: Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government has taken a radical step to contain air pollution in the national capital. It has been announced that private vehicles bearing odd and even registration numbers will be allowed to ply only on alternate days starting January 1.
On Social media, people are mocking Kejriwal Government for anti-pollution move. This latest move came only a day after the Delhi High Court had compared Delhi with "gas chamber".
The odd/even number scheme, similar to the one in place in Chinese capital Beijing and Singapore, allows vehicles with number plates ending with an odd number to be driven one day while those ending with an even number can be plied the next day, meaning that a motorist will be able ply his vehicle only for 15 days in a month.
Though Delhi Government's latest move looks good theoretically but it will be tough to be implemented. Experts are apprehensive about the success of the latest step. They were found criticizing Delhi Government for taking step in hurry without having proper alternate transport arrangements in place.
"Implementation of this policy is going to put extreme lot of pressure on both the government and the car drivers. When we do not have a strong public transport system, how can we expect everyone to adhere to this", one of the expert said.
Here are some Twitter reactions where people have expressed their anger on AAP government:
#DelhiOddEvenLogic Once there used to be logic and then came Kejriwal logic.— A Sharma (@good_books1) December 5, 2015
Ask any woman in Delhi who drives. She drives because she feels safer in a car unlike public transportation.Sort that out#DelhiOddEvenLogic— Rashi Kakkar (@rashi_kakkar) December 5, 2015
Matrimonial ad in Delhi : Wanted fair, tall, cultured girl with odd number plate for IIT/IIM, Manglik boy with even plates.— Aviator Anil Chopra (@Chopsyturvey) December 5, 2015