No surge pricing by cab services during the odd-even scheme in Delhi: Kejriwal
New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced that cab services operating in the national capital won’t be applying surge charges during odd-even scheme days. Notably, under the scheme, exempted vehicles having odd and even last digits of their registration numbers will be allowed to ply on alternate days; the move has been aimed at controlling pollution in Delhi.
At a press conference in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal slammed opposition, saying they are inciting children on social media to burst more crackers terming the incident “unfortunate”.
“I went to a school today and when I asked, only 15-20% children said they burst crackers. It is extremely unfortunate that on social media some opposition leaders were inciting children to burst more crackers,” Kejriwal said.
He also showed picture proof to prove his claim that the major reason behind this air pollution is stubble burning in the neighbouring states.
Earlier in the day, Kejriwal announced that all schools in the national capital will be closed till November 5 due to poor air quality.
“Due to stubble burning, the pollution level in Delhi is very high, hence the government has decided to shut all schools till November 5,” the Chief Minister tweeted.