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First improve public transport, suggests LoP Gupta

Sisodia called on the experiences of people in his constituency to “give shape to the new odd-even scheme”.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government’s decision to seek public opinion before implementing the next instalment of the odd-even scheme.

Traffic volume during morning peak hours also decreased

A new study has claimed that the volume of respirable pollutants in the air were reduced by up to 18 per cent during 15-day trial of the odd-even scheme that regulated the plying of four-wheelers o

The Aam Aadmi Party government’s recently-concluded odd-even policy will be back in March, Transport Minister Gopal Rai has said.

The first Monday after odd-even expectedly saw a rise in PM2.5 levels.

Judgement of the Delhi High Court in the matter of Shweta Kapoor & Others Vs The Govt of NCT of Delhi & Others dated 11/01/2016. The Notification dated 28.12.2015 issued by the Transport Department, Government of NCT of Delhi prohibiting plying of non-transport four wheeled vehicles in the area of National Capital Territory of Delhi on alternate days on the basis of registration numbers of the vehicles is the subject matter of this batch of writ petitions filed by way of Public Interest Litigation.

The Delhi government's move to allow only alternate use of cars with odd and even registration numbers from 1 January 2016 is a step in the right direction. However, even as such command and control measures will be difficult to sustain, the gains made from these measures will only wane over time. Long-term measures with strong economic incentives to ensure favourable outcomes are imperative for better quality of air and environment. This involves strengthening public transportation systems.

The odd-even car formula in Delhi has brought to the fore the class bias that always existed in the city. Can we learn from history to build a more just and equitable environment for all to live, or will we reinforce the old walls of inequality?