The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will replicate Delhi’s ‘odd-even’ vehicle rationing formula in Punjab, if voted to power in state assembly polls due in a year. That’s what the AAP’s Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur has said in a tweet which clearly says, “@AamAadmiParty Will start the same Odd-Even Scheme in Punjab Also alike in Delhi,if voted to Power in 2017.” (He spells his last name as ‘Chotepur’ in his Twitter handle.)
@AamAadmiParty Will start the same Odd-Even Scheme in Punjab Also alike in Delhi,if voted to Power in 2017.— Sucha Singh Chotepur (@SChotepur) February 11, 2016
The AAP, which stormed to power in Delhi last year, is making a serious attempt at a victory in Punjab where it won four seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
The AAP government in Delhi had applied the odd-even formula to curb vehicular pollution, under which cars with registration numbers ending in odd digits were allowed to ply on odd dates and those ending in even digits ran on even dates to curb air pollution and road congestion. It was in place for 15 days at the start of the year, and is set to be reintroduced for two weeks on April 15; it may even be a regular feature then on.
Even Chandigarh Police were reportedly toying with the idea to cut the congestion on the city’s roads.