Odd-even scheme returns to Delhi from Nov 4: Delhi CM
New Delhi will enforce restrictions on private vehicles from November 4-15 to curb pollution, its chief minister said on Friday.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the odd-even road rationing scheme will be implemented in Delhi from November 4 to 15.
The city will adopt an "odd-even" system during the period, meaning private cars and motorbikes will only be allowed to use roads on alternate days, Arvind Kejriwal told a news conference.
New Delhi is the world's most polluted capital city, according to several studies, with vehicle and industrial emissions, dust from building sites, and smoke from the burning of rubbish and crop residue in nearby fields. Kejriwal said the move was aimed at combating high levels of air pollution in winters when crop burning takes place in neighbouring states.
The chief minister announced his seven-point action plan to tackle pollution due to crop burning which includes distribution of masks, mechanised sweeping of roads, tree plantation, and special plans for 12 pollution hot spots in the city.