Odd Even Scheme In Delhi: There will be a hearing in the Supreme Court on Friday i.e. today regarding the increasing pollution in Delhi. Meanwhile, keeping in mind the problems faced by the people due to poor air quality in the capital, Kejriwal government has announced to implement the odd-even scheme from November 13. The government has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court on its merits and demerits. The Delhi government told the Supreme Court that a study showed that vehicle kilometers traveled (VKT) declined by about 6 per cent during the odd-even scheme, from 37.80 lakh vehicle-km per day.
Delhi government filed an affidavit
In its affidavit, the Delhi government has claimed that fuel consumption will also reduce due to reduced movement of vehicles during the odd-even scheme in the city. Also, said that the average daily fuel consumption had reduced by about 15 percent during the odd-even scheme. The results of the Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (BIMTS) report broadly show a very positive impact of reduction in air pollution emitted by vehicles. Apart from this, during the Odd-Even scheme, the congestion on the roads of Delhi has reduced and the share of public transport has also increased.
The Supreme Court had reprimanded the government regarding odd even.
Recently, while hearing the issue of increasing pollution in Delhi, the Supreme Court had strongly reprimanded the responsible state governments. The court said that stopping pollution cannot be the responsibility of the court, everyone will have to become partners in it and ensure their responsibility.
To control pollution, Delhi government said that we are planning to implement odd-even once again in the city. The court had expressed displeasure on this and said that the steps being taken by them to stop pollution are inadequate. Also, the court asked whether pollution could be controlled through the odd-even formula before this or not. The court said that odd-even is the most unscientific way to control pollution.