Odd-even scheme in Delhi ends today. Final call on its extension on Monday: Arvind Kejriwal
Odd-even scheme in Delhi will not be extended, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said as the road-rationing scheme that began on November 4 for 12 days ends today.
“Weather monitoring agencies have said that in the coming 2-3 days pollution levels will come down, so we will not extend odd-even scheme and cause any unnecessary inconvenience to people,” the Delhi Chief Minister said today.
“A final call on extending the odd-even scheme will be taken on Monday,” he added.
Mr Kejriwal had earlier this week said that odd-even scheme may get extended if needed.
Delhi has not seen much reduction in the air pollution level after the odd-even scheme. The air quality was recorded to be 466 at 11:30 am today, falling in “severe” category for the fourth consecutive day.
The toxic smog, that continues to engulf the national capital, has left people complaining of soar throat, itchy eyes, breathing problems and dry cough.
The schools in the national capital remained closed yesterday and today as the quality of air hovered close to “emergency” levels.
At the start of odd-even scheme earlier this month, the top court had pulled up the Delhi government, questioning what has been achieved by the odd-even scheme and asked it to supply figures on the impact of the road rationing scheme.
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