Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced dates for the second round of odd-even rule. The second round will see odd-even rule be implemented for a period of two weeks starting from 15th April. The date 15th April has been chosen so as to not interfere with school exams, which end on 12th April.
Delhi’s odd-even formula has been a controversial rule which was first implemented last month. The idea behind implementing this rule was to reduce air pollution and clean Delhi’s air. But it is believed that more than reduction in air pollution, the scheme was successful at reducing traffic snarls in the capital.
As per a survey by Change.org, in which 13,500 Delhites participated, 10,514 voted in favor for the return of the scheme while 2,940 were against its reintroduction. Out of the 10,514 participants, 5,551 want the scheme on a permanent basis while 5,407 persons want the scheme to be introduced from as early as February 14, 2016.
The Government has also received over 11 lakh responses in favor of the Delhi Odd-Even car scheme through multiple channels. 28,300 suggestions were received through online forms while 9,000 e-mails were received and 1,82,808 missed calls cited reintroduction of the scheme. The survey was spanned between January 28 and February 9, 2016.
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92 percent of those supporting this scheme stated that they would not be purchasing a second car if the scheme returns. The current findings indicated that not only do Delhites want the odd-even car scheme reintroduced but a large number of those surveyed were in favor of it on a permanent basis.
We urge our readers in Delhi, who have experienced the first phase of the odd-even rule to mention their experience in the comments section below.