Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.


Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence


Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
1-min read

Decision on Next Phase of Odd-Even After Panel Report: Rai

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday congratulated Delhiites for making the second phase of odd-even scheme a "success".

Press Trust Of India

Updated:April 30, 2016, 6:09 PM IST
Decision on Next Phase of Odd-Even After Panel Report: Rai
Vehicles plying on a busy road in New Delhi. (File Photo/Reuters)

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday congratulated Delhiites for making the second phase of odd-even scheme a "success". The fate of its next edition will be decided only after a report of comparative study of the two phases by a committee set up by government.

"Today is the last day of odd-even -II. Congratulations Delhi for again making it a success," Kejriwal tweeted.

Transport Minister Gopal Rai said that "the exam of second phase of the car-rationing scheme was difficult and Delhiites have passed despite challenges of hot weather and opening of schools, compared to the first phase."

The minister claimed that the compliance rate of the scheme was 99.6%, which indicates that people followed the odd-even scheme and people "made history" by following the fortnight-long car-ration scheme which ends on Saturday.

Rai said that after implementing two phases of odd-even scheme, we have two models - one is summer and the second one is winter.

"The six-member committee, which was recently constituted to study the impact of opening of schools and hot weather during the second phase, has been asked to do a comparative study on first and second phase of the scheme. It has been asked to submit its report on May 10," Rai told reporters.

Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has been asked to submit its report on pollution level from April 6 to May 6 so that government could get to know about the levels of pollution before and after the scheme, he said.

"DPCC will submit its report on May 9. Once comparative study is submitted, we will analyse these two reports and CM Kejriwal will decide the fate of third phase of odd-even scheme," the Transport Minister said.

Rai claimed that during the second phase, the pollution level increased three folds in border areas compared to inner areas where it has gone down significantly.

"We had conducted a study of pollution levels at 74 locations, including NCR, during the second phase of odd-even scheme. Out of 74, 55-63 locations, which were inner areas, witnessed reduction in pollution levels while pollution level increased at only 10-15 areas which are located at border areas," the minister further said.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch


Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results