Odd-Even formula to be implemented from Nov 13 in Delhi

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    The odd-even car rationing scheme will be enforced in Delhi for a five-day period from November 13, city Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said on Thursday.

    Traffic moves at slow pace at ITO, Vikas Marg during the second phase of odd-even scheme, in New Delhi in April 2016. PTI file Photo

    Under the Odd-Even formula, vehicles with the registration number ending with an even number are allowed on roads on an even date while those ending in an odd number are allowed on odd dates. The scheme was enforced in Delhi twice in 2016

    Earlier, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said, if the need arises decision on Odd-Even formula will be taken by today or tomorrow.

    Read | Delhi air pollution: NGT slams all, calls attitude shameful

    Kejriwal said, "For a month (from mid-October to mid-November) the whole northern India becomes a gas chamber, not just Delhi."

    He said that the high increase in PM (Particulate Molecules) levels in Delhi were not just due to local reasons, also, blamed crop burning for worsening air quality.

    However, he said that people and Government of Delhi are ready to take all steps but these steps will not be enough until a solution to crop burning is found.

    "Until state governments don't find economically viable solutions to crop burning it will not stop. If everyone, central govt, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana government, come together and put aside politics a solution can be found," he added.

    Delhi government is under fire from the NGT for failing to control air pollution in the city.

    A few days ago, the IMA also declared a public health emergency and cautioned people not to step out of their homes.

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