Not just even-odd: What are AAP’s other steps to curb pollution

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Old 06-Dec-2015
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Not just even-odd: What are AAP’s other steps to curb pollution

As the world’s most polluted capital tries to clean up its fetid air, the Delhi government on Friday decided to allow odd and even number vehicles to ply on city roads on alternate days from 1 January. The new rule had social media abuzz all of Friday evening with some criticising the move, and other’s appreciating the ‘bold’, action.

The odd/even number scheme, similar to the one in Beijing and Singapore, allows vehicles with number plates ending with an odd number to be driven one day while those ending with an even number the next day. This means that a motorist will able to drive on Delhi roads only for 15 days a month.

But apart from the odd-even formula, the Delhi government has also decided to improve public transport in the city, shut down a coal-fired power station and start vacuuming the roads to reduce dust. It also wants to start mechanised cleaning of some streets.

Here’s a list of measures being adopted or considered by the AAP government to curb air pollution:

Trucks will be allowed only from 10.30 pm instead of 9 pm

The movement of trucks in Delhi will be allowed from 10.30 pm or 11 pm instead of 9pm. The 9 pm entry of trucks in the national capital slows down traffic which in turn escalates pollution.

Pollution checking by transport department:

Mobile enforcement teams are being deployed for crackdown on vehicles triggering pollution and vehicles not having PUC Certificates. The transport department will also conduct rigorous checks to ensure that trucks entering Delhi have valid pollution certificates.

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