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I don't think 'odd-even' scheme is needed in Delhi: Nitin Gadkari 

File photo of Nitin Gadkari. Photograph:( PTI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Sep 13, 2019, 01.55 PM (IST) Edited By: Sparshita Saxena

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. 


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.


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)