Kejriwal to meet Rajnath over odd-even formula
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday sought a meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss the rationing of vehicles on the Capital’s roads from January 1.
Kejriwal tweeted he had sought the audience to “discuss implementation of the odd-even formula”.
He also recorded an audio message on Monday urging people to give the ‘odd-even’ restriction on plying of vehicles a chance.
The Delhi government has announced that from the start of 2016, private vehicles with odd registration numbers will ply on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and with even numbers on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The national Capital has nearly 90 lakh registered vehicles, with cars accounting for nearly a third of the vehicular population.
The odd-even division won’t apply to CNG-driven public transport including buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws.
Meanwhile, Delhi Transport minister Gopal Rai on Monday assured that people need not worry as the government will come out with a foolproof plan before December 25. He said that, however, it would be a challenging task but the Delhi government will try its best possible.
“We are working on all aspects of the decision and the suggestions made. The scheme is to be implemented from January 1. We will come out with a foolproof plan before December 25,” Rai said.
Delhi government also has decided to take a series of steps to cut pollution which include shutting down of a thermal power plant and making it mandatory for vehicles to have Euro VI emission norms from 2017.