The Odd-Even vehicle rationing plan in Delhi will be back from November 4, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday.
Kejriwal announced his government’s seven-point action plan to tackle pollution due to crop burning in neighbouring states starting October.
AAP said in a tweet, “Delhi CM @ArvindKejriwal leads Delhi in reducing the surge in pollution with a 7 point #WinterActionPlan.
- Pollution Free Diwali
- #OddEven Policy
- Pollution Masks
- Preventing open burning/violation of construction dust rules
- Hotspot Action Plan
- Dust Pollution Control
- Delhi Tree Challenge
CM @ArvindKejriwal’s #WinterActionPlan to reduce the surge in air pollution in winter. #OddEven.”
Women drivers, however, will be exempted from the plan. The scheme will also not be implemented on weekends, the chief minister said at a press conference.
Kejriwal said Delhi government had sought suggestions from the public regarding the issue and it was discussed with experts and the resident welfare association (RWA). “We got more than 1,200 suggestions on this and a seven-point starchy pollution action plan was prepared,” he added.
“CM @ArvindKejriwal out of concern for the air quality in Delhi called in suggestions from people via email, 1200+ suggestions came in. Moreover, he met RWAs & experts too. This plan therefore, has the backing of the real stakeholders, the people, it’s Delhi’s #WinterActionPlan,” AAP tweeted.
Kejriwal also urged people not to burst crackers.
This is the third time Odd Even plan will be implemented. In 2016, the scheme was enforced twice.