CM Kejriwal looks up to residents to solve odd-even 'hurdles'
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has now turned towards the residents of Delhi to improve the odd-even traffic rules in the city.
The Delhi CM wants suggestions from citizens about the new hurdle after he announced the exemption of cars carrying children in uniform from odd-even formula.
The rule under which odd and even numbered vehicles were to ply on alternate days launched for a fortnight at the start of this year to check pollution was widely appreciated, But with schools open the government has to exempt school buses and other vehicles ferrying children from this rule.
Kejriwal stated that while cars with children in uniform will be exempted from the odd even rule, but 'What about parents heading to collect their wards from school?'
The Delhi CM on Thursday tweeted "That's a real problem. looking for a solution. Pl suggest if anyone has any ideas."
What is odd-even traffic rule:
- The odd-even rule says that cars with number plates ending in odd number can be on the road on odd numbered dates, while the even numbered vehicles are allowed on even dates.
- The rule was made with the idea of controlling the toxic air quality in Delhi.
- The rule, however was met with enthusiasm by the city residents. Experts were divided on whether these rules really checked air pollution.
- Women drivers were also exempted from the restrictions earlier.