Odd-Even plan to return as soon as Delhi crosses pollution limit
New Delhi : Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's favourite odd-even formula to curb air pollution may return in the national capital if the pollution level is up from the "severe" mark of 300 micrograms of PM2.5.
A Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) on Monday issued notification mentioning measures to curb air pollution, which is responsible for lung and respiratory diseases.
Earlier, Odd-Even formula was implemented in the national capital during last January and April. Under this vehicles are restricted on roads according to the odd and even dates based on the last number of their licence plates.
Delhi has been struggling from past few months for the clean air, which is being toxified by cocktail of dust, smoke and gases from vehicle and factory exhausts.
Delhi’s transport department said it was ready for the odd-even challenge.
“The department already has an action plan to be followed under the graded response system. The priority would be to increase bus frequency and engaging public vehicles,” said KK Dahiya, special commissioner with the department.