File photo of Nitin Gadkari. Photograph:( PTI )
The scheme will be implemented from November 4 to November 15.
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— ANI (@ANI) September 13, 2019
The scheme will be implemented from November 4 to November 15 in the national capital.
The flagship scheme of the AAP government, aimed at combating pollution, was first implemented in 2015.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal: Odd-Even vehicle scheme to be implemented from 4th to 15th November, 2019. pic.twitter.com/qVmLChGHsd— ANI (@ANI) September 13, 2019
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)