Decision on odd-even scheme to be taken by Delhi government on February 11
| Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 21:02
The Delhi government will on Thursday take a decision on the re-implementation of the odd-even traffic scheme in the national capital.
"The Delhi government will take a decision over the future of the odd-even vehicular restriction scheme on which a report is being prepared today (Wednesday) on the basis of a referendum," Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai tweeted.
(Also Read: Delhiites in favour of odd-even scheme: Survey)
Some 78 percent of Delhiites want the Delhi government to reintroduce the odd-even scheme to curb the number of cars fuelled by petrol and diesel, a survey has shown.
Almost 13,500 Delhiites took part in the survey, of which 10,514 favoured the scheme which was implemented in the national capital from January 1 to 15 in a bid to check air pollution.
Another 2,940 respondents voted against the odd-even scheme.
Change.org, the world’s largest online platform for social change, said it shared the Delhi government’s odd-even questionnaire with its users in the city and saw an overwhelming response to it.
The Delhi government implemented the scheme on a trial basis from January 1-15, whereby odd-numbered four-wheelers were allowed to ply on odd dates and even-numbered vehicles on even dates.