WION Web Team New Delhi, India
Sep 13, 2019, 01.55 PM
Minister of Road Transport, Nitin Gadkari, on Friday said that he doesn't think there is any need to implement the 'odd-even' vehicular scheme in the national capital.
His reaction came after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the implementation of the scheme in Delhi in November to combat pollution.
"No, I don't think it is needed. Ring Road we built has significantly reduced pollution in the city and our planned schemes will free Delhi of pollution in the next 2 years. It's their (Delhi government's) decision if they want to implement it," he told media.
#WATCH:Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Odd-Even scheme says,"No I don't think it is needed.Ring Road we built has significantly reduced pollution in city&our planned schemes will free Delhi of pollution in next 2 yrs. It's their (Delhi govt) decision if they want to implement it" pic.twitter.com/mKlLIISpzX
While making the announcement, Kejriwal said that smog from adjoining states due to the burning of stubble is the major cause of pollution in Delhi and odd-even is one among the slew of measures that Delhi government will take to deal with the problem.
"On 2 and 3 November, there is Saturday and Sunday. Odd-even will be implemented from November 4 to November 15. Studies show that it reduces pollution by 10-13 per cent," said Kejriwal.
The scheme entails cars with odd and even number plates to run on alternate days.
(With inputs from ANI)
The scheme will be implemented from November 4 to November 15.