Over 78% Delhiites want the odd-even scheme back, shows an online survey. Nearly 13,500 people participated in the survey by the online forum change.org , of which 10,514 voted in favour of the road rationing scheme while only 2,940 voted against it.
“Delhiites have shown an active interest in expressing their opinion on the odd-even by starting or signing change.org petitions for and against the scheme since January. The current findings show that Delhiites not just want the odd-even scheme back but a significant number of them want it back permanently,” Preethi Herman, country lead, change.org India said.
An overwhelming 92% of the participants said they will not buy a second car if the odd-even rule is brought back. The possibility of people buying a second vehicle if the rule is reintroduced was being debated by stakeholders during its trial run between January 1-15.
Apart from this, around 55% of the voters, which is 5, 551 voters, also leaned towards bringing the scheme permanently.
The survey also asked the preferable date by which people would want the restriction to be implemented, to which the voters chose February 14, date on which the AAP government will complete one year in power.
The survey was conducted between January 28 and February 9 in various parts of the city and the it was based on the questions which Delhi government had asked the Delhiites in their official questionnaire. The questionnaire was email based.