To Tackle Air-Pollution, Odd-Even Rule Makes A Comeback. 2000 CNG Buses To Be Deployed


To tackle rising air pollution in Delhi, the AAP government is all set to implement odd-even rule once again. The previous efforts taken by CM Arvind Kejriwal to reduce air pollution were quite successful and showed a large amount of decrement of air pollution. However this time the odd-even rule will be a bit stricter and will have some new rules and regulations as well. This time, 2000 additional CNG running buses will also be deployes so that people of Delhi won’t have to face any problem.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has made a big announcement on Odd-Even. The Kejriwal government has decided to give relief to two-wheelers this time. With this, it has been decided this rule will not be applicable on Sundays. Arvind Kejriwal told that this scheme will remain in force from 8 am to 8 pm except for Sunday. Violation of the odd-even scheme will result in a fine of Rs 4000.

Arvind Kejriwal is always against the VIP culture hence vehicles of CMs and ministers of Delhi are not exempted under this scheme. The amount of the fine has been fixed under the Odd-Even scheme to be implemented between 4 to 15 November in Delhi. Under the new Motor Vehicle Act, a fine of Rs 4000 will have to be given if the rules are broken. In 2016, the amount of the challan was Rs 2000 for breaking the rules of odd-Even, which came into force for the first time in Delhi.

The rules of odd-even won’t be applicable for President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Governor of States, Lok Sabha Speaker, Union Minister, Chief Minister of States, Election Commissioner and CAG vehicles, Army related vehicles, Emergency-ambulances and fire brigades, vehicles carrying patients, women, disabled and Children with less than 12 years of age, children in school uniform. Two Wheeler will be out of the realm of odd-even.

This year the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government declared a series of measures to tackle air pollution which were quite noteworthy, including the odd-even vehicle scheme; distribution of masks to prevent PM10 consumption; a society pyrotechnic show for Diwali; mechanised road-sweeping; a tree plantation drive and a pollution plan for 12 hot spots. In September, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that according to the air quality data of the last 4 years, the air pollution levels in India’s capital had decreased by 25 percent.