Odd-even scheme set to return after CBSE board exams

New Delhi: The Delhi government is likely to implement the second phase of odd-even scheme after the completion of CBSE Board exams in March-April.

Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, who chaired a review meeting on the second phase of the car-rationing scheme, on Monday asked all departments to look into the two major concerns relating to commuting by school children and the possibility of people going for another car to circumvent the restrictions, and submit a report at the earliest.

Elaborating on the 15-day trial phase, Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai said that the concerned departments have to submit their report before the next meeting, for which the date is yet to be decided.

Speaking on the inclusion of two-wheelers under the scheme, Mr. Rai said that no decision has been taken in this regard and it will be only possible when the city government strengthens the public transport system.

Elaborating on the 15-day trial phase, Rai said that pollution level has come down significantly on an average and CSE, EPCA and TERI also found the reduction in pollution level.

The minister added that frequency of DTC and cluster buses has increased significantly due to this scheme, as there was no much traffic-congestion on the roads during the last 15 days.

News24 Bureau