The Aam Aadmi Party government’s radical road rationing plan will come to an end after a 15-day trial period on January 15 with Delhi transport minister Gopal Rai saying that the government has no intention to extend the odd-even scheme in the Capital.
“We will carry out a review after January 15. Currently, there is no plan to extend it further,” Rai had said on January 9.
The government had earlier told the Delhi high court that it may extend the odd-even scheme beyond the 15-day trial period, saying it has a ‘definite positive’ effect against air pollution in the capital.
For 15 days from January 1, private cars are being allowed on the city’s roads every other day to try to reduce pollutant levels, which regularly hit 10 times the World Health Organization’s safe limits.
Cars with odd-numbered licence plates have been directed to ply on odd-numbered dates, and those with even-numbered plates on the other days.
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