Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the next edition of Odd-Even scheme that would begin from November 4 to 15.
Kejriwal announced his government’s seven-point action plan to tackle pollution due to crop burning, which includes distribution of masks, mechanised sweeping of roads, tree plantation, and special plans for 12 pollution hot spots in the city.
The Odd-Even scheme is a method of rationing or restricting vehicular traffic on certain odd-even days depending on the last digit of their license plate. The restrictions are applicable on private cars and motorcycles. The government has given relief to emergency vehicles and women drivers.
Several studies have concluded that Delhi is the most polluted capital city, mostly due to vehicle and industrial emissions, dust from building sites, and smoke from the burning of garbage and crop residue in nearby fields.
The Odd-Even scheme is a part of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP), emergency measures implemented in phases to combat air pollution.
Source : Various