The CPCB also pointed out that emission from different sources, apart from vehicular pollution, also varied, making it difficult to analyse the scientific benefits of the scheme.
An European Commission-sponsored study conducted for evaluating green house gas eEmissions in Shimla town has come handy to Shimla Municipal Corporation(SMC) authorities to bat for introducing the odd-even system for plying vehicles within municipal limits.
The report, based on hourly averages, noted that pollution was at its worst at 7 AM everyday, in line with the explanation provided by many experts that early morning hours are more polluted.
“Today is the last day of odd-even -II. Congratulations Delhi for again making it a success,” Kejriwal tweeted.
“Made a serious blunder by travelling in a odd number car to Parliament … Sorry to Arvind ji n Delhiite…(sic),” Rawal tweeted.
The second phase of the odd-even experiment in Delhi runs from April 15 to 30 and is aimed at reducing pollution and congestion on the roads
A total of 5,814 challans were issued in the first nine days of the second phase of the scheme, whereas 6,768 challans had been issued during the corresponding period in the first phase.
Transport Minister Gopal Rai said, “We had been receiving complaints on our helpline about autorickshaw drivers charging exorbitant fares. We launched a drive today and persecuted 150 autorickshaw drivers till 2 pm.”
Haryana CM Khattar said the AAP government’s scheme had helped reduce traffic congestion in Gurgaon.
IGL is setting up one CNG dispensing station every two days, a world record, to meet the increased demand for gas.
On Monday, Kejriwal had warned of ‘strict action’ in the wake of complaints of ‘surge pricing’ by taxi operators, a technique used to hike the fares due to higher demand.
According to the air quality index of Central Pollution Control Board, the monitoring station at the East Arjun Nagar had Ozone as the most prominent pollutant.
Delhi Traffic Police challaned 256 violators while Transport department and district administration teams issued challans to 454 violators for driving odd-numbered vehicles on the even date.
Goel earlier threatened to oppose the scheme as a mark of protest over what he called “ill expenditure” on the advertisements by the Delhi government.
“BJP appeals to people to break odd-even. BJP auto-union calls strike. In Jan too, BJP tried to fail odd-even by orchestrating officers’ strike,” said Kejriwal.