Odd-even scheme may be back, says Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot

New Delhi: The Delhi government may bring back the odd-even scheme to restrict the number of cars on the road in view of the increase in pollution levels, Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot has said. The minister on October 25 wrote to the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and senior officials of his ministry, asking them to be “fully geared up” for implementation of the odd-even scheme “as and when” it is announced.
“With the increase in pollution levels in Delhi, the government may have to resort to emergency measures, including the odd-even scheme,” he said.
The scheme, based on the last digit of the vehicle’s registration number of vehicles, was implemented twice in 2016 — from January 1-15 and April 15-30. Under the scheme, odd and even numbered vehicles ply on alternate days.

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