Odd-even plan half-baked, will fail, says Sheila Dikshit

  • ANI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 26, 2015 00:02 IST
Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit says the odd-even vehicle rationing system by the AAP government lacks planning and will not be successful. (File Photo)

Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday said the “underprepared odd-even formula” put forward by the Arvind Kejriwal government to curb pollution in the national capital will not be successful.

“I don’t think enough preparation or enough understanding of the programme (odd-even formula) that the chief minister is planning to implement is yet known to the people,” Dikshit said.

“How is it going to be implemented? Are you going to stop the cars as you say that you are going to fine Rs 2,000 every time you make a mistake? Who is going to do the fine? They say that volunteers are going to do that. How are the volunteers are going to do that? “she asked.

”There will be chaos. I think people need to know what is to be done. The whole thing does not give you the confidence that it will be successful,” the former three-term chief minister said.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had on Thursday formally unveiled the blueprint for the introduction of the odd-even formula for vehicles that will ply in the city and those coming in from the neighbouring towns from January 1 to January 15, 2016.

“Pollution is major problem and an important issue for all of us. Yesterday was the most polluted day in Delhi. Our initiatives over the last few days shows we are moving in the direction of fighting pollution,” he had said.

The odd even scheme will kick off from January 1 and last till January 15. It will be effective from 8 am to 8 pm and the violators would be fined Rs 2,000. The formula would not be applicable on Sundays.

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