New Delhi, Nov 4: On the first day of the odd-even scheme, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said there was 100 per cent compliance of the scheme by the people of Delhi.
At a joint press conference with Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot, Sisodia said, "So far, 192 challans have been cut, where 30 lakh vehicles run on the roads, out of which 15 lakh vehicles are out.
"In such a big city, 100-200 violations is not a big thing, which can be counted. I can say that 100 per cent compliance of the scheme has been done by the people of Delhi.
"Today, I want to congratulate the people of Delhi, as they have taken a difficult, but decisive step to curb pollution, while the entire North India was suffering from severe air pollution caused by stubble burning."
"Yesterday, the AQI in the App-based monitoring system ranged from 1,000 to 1,200 and in many stations, the government monitoring system also ranged from 1,200-1,600, up to 800 if you look at the average. This morning, PM 2.5 level was 562, at 2 pm it was 192 and at 4 pm 93," Sisodia added.
The Deputy CM welcomed the move by the Supreme Court to take stringent measures in this regard and calling the Chief Secretaries of the respective States. (UNI)