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Charcha Mein: Odd-Even Again

Delhi has begun its second attempt at following traffic restrictions to reduce air pollution. On the first day of the new "odd-even" scheme, over 1300 cars had been penalised Rs. 2,000 each for violating road rules which will apply for the next fortnight.

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Odd Even scheme will return for second 15 day spell and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is considering making it a permanent feature for 15 days every single month. Is that wise or does it ignore the conceptual weakness of the scheme? Chief Minister has admitted that in January the impact on pollution was less than expected, Is it justified to bring the scheme back as an attempt to reduce conjunction instead?

The Odd/Even scheme will return to the national capital starting from Friday. The phase two of the car rationing scheme will be implemented from April 15 till the April 30. But unlike last time, schools will be open and there is still no clarity on how parents would pick up their children. Environmentalist Anumita Roy said, “Gains made during summer and winter differ a lot. Levels of nitrogen oxide and ozone are likely to go down. If this is done regularly, we need more preparations. The government will have to provide more infrastructure.”

Two days back the AAP led Delhi government issued a notification on the fortnight-long odd-even car-rationing scheme that comes into force from April 15. The Arvind Kejriwal government has decided to exempt women and cars carrying school-children in uniform in the second round of the road-rationing plan. The violation of this scheme will attract a fine of Rs 2,000. To give relief to daily commuters the Delhi metro will add more than 3,000 trips per day and add 30 coaches. But, how effective will it be?

In a setback for carmakers, the Supreme Court on Thursday extended the ban imposed on the registration of over 2000 cc diesel vehicles in Delhi.

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The Urban Debate focused on basic necessity of 'clean air and water'. Our model cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai are choking, people are forced to breathe poisonous air, and garbage disposal is an everyday problem. Our cities are becoming inhabitable. Will the Finance Minister finally include an allocation to fight pollution in the Union Budget? Magicbricks Now caught up with Dr.

Is the Delhi government lacking a clear roadmap for tackling the primary causes of vehicular pollution such as trucks passing through the capital? Despite support from the public over the odd-even scheme, why did the government not initiate the scheme again? What does the government plan to do after its odd-even formula phase 2 to be rolled out from 15th April? A discussion on Muqabla.


Fire from a burning garbage dump, which has been on for days, is resulting in high pollution levels in Mumbai. Lakhs of people are breathing in toxic air; more than 70 government schools in affected parts of the city have been shut down. There is an acrid smell in the air, say many residents of India's commercial capital. The government appears to have gone into lockdown. Apart from a tweet from the Chief Minister, no one seems to want to say anything. There is of course the standard response, we have ordered an inquiry and will wait for the results.