Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai yesterday claimed that the incidents of fire in a forested area behind Raj Ghat and at municipal landfill sites was a "conspiracy to sabotage" the ongoing second phase of the odd-even scheme in Delhi in a "planned way". Many Delhi residents say that traffic congestion is as bad as it was and with the Transport Minister now alleging a conspiracy, things are not working as the AAP government wanted it to be. So, what does all of this add up to? Is it a thumbs down verdict for odd-even 2.0? or is that a hasty conclusion.

Delhi had to face the brunt of odd-even phase-2 today. Has the policy been a hit or a damp squib? Is the advertisement blitzkrieg to promote odd-even policy a publicity stunt by the Arvind Kejriwal government? Has BJP leader Vijay Goel challenged the Kejriwal government by breaking the rule? Is the plan to implement the odd-even policy every month a hasty decision?

दिल्ली में ऑड ईवन को लेकर राजनीति उफान पर है। बीजेपी नेता विजय गोयल इसका विरोध कर रहे हैं। उनके मुताबिक ऑड ईवन को दिल्ली सरकार ने प्रचार का ज़रिया बना लिया है। हालांकि राज्य सरकार इसके सफल होने के दावे कर रही हैं। न्यूज़ प्वाइंट की इस कड़ी में देखें चर्चा इसी मुद्दे पर.... View Video

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?

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.

With an aim to provide holistic developmental exposure to our PGDM Students, IMS Ghaziabad PGDM Students along with Prof. Gaurav Dawar participated in a Debate on the 15-day trial of Delhi Government's ambitious Odd - Even Formula “ODD-EVEN REPORT CARD: Hit or a Miss?” with Rajdeep Sardesai at India Today Head office at Film City Noida. The Debate was chaired by Retd. Justice Markandey Katju, Former Supreme Court Judge, Mr. Ashutosh, Leader - AAP, Dr. Anuradha Shukla, Chief Scientist - CRRI and Ms Anumita Roy Chowdhary, Executive Director- Centre for Science and Environment.

The odd-even scheme that encouraged alternate day car use in an effort to cut down on air pollution in Delhi comes to an end. The jury is still out on whether there has been a dramatic drop in air pollution as a result of the scheme but what is clear is this the odd even scheme brought out the best of the city and its people. Who would have thought that there would be overwhelming compliance for a scheme in a city notorious for looking the other way, and not caring. The fact is this: Air pollution is a killer and Delhi is the world's most polluted city. And people know that.

Midway through the Odd-Even plan in Delhi, the AAP government asks the High Court to extend the plan, citing its success. Data, however, shows that pollution levels have risen, both since December and since last year. Delhi transport minister Gopal Rai tells us why the Odd-Even plan should stay. Delhi Traffic Chief Muktesh Chander warns that traffic will become a problem once schools reopen. All that and more, on Agenda.

Arvind Kejriwal's odd and even number policy is a week old today, although the govt wants to enforce it for 15 days, but it seems the Delhi High Court scrap it tomorrow.