Odd-Even scheme ‘not needed’ in Delhi: Gadkari

Odd-Even scheme ‘not needed’ in Delhi: Gadkari

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New Delhi, Sep 13: Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said Odd-Even vehicle rationing scheme is not needed in Delhi.

Mr Gadkari's reaction came immediately after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced to start Odd-Even vehicle rationing scheme from November 4-15 again to reduce air pollution.

Mr Gadkari said, 'No I don't think it is needed. Ring Road we built has significantly reduced pollution in city.'

'Our planned schemes will free Delhi of pollution in next two years. It's their (Delhi government) decision if they want to implement it," the Minister added.

Mr Kejriwal told a press conference here that this will be a part of the 'winter action plan in view of the air quality in the city which is hit badly during winters'.

The action plan will have measures such as Pollution Free Diwali, Odd-Even Policy, Pollution Masks, Preventing open burning/violation of construction dust rules, Hotspot Action Plan, Dust Pollution Control and Delhi Tree Challenge. (UNI)