Odd-even returns April 15, govt looks at elevated BRT corridor

Kejriwal said that 81 per cent people in the national capital want the odd-even scheme to be reinstated.

Written by MAYURA JANWALKAR | New Delhi | Updated: February 12, 2016 5:55 am
odd even, kejriwal Arvind Kejriwal during the press conference

Delhi will observe the second phase of odd-even vehicle operations from April 15-30 after the school board examinations conclude, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced Thursday. The fortnight-long pollution control measure was first started by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on January 1 as an experiment.

“We will start the next phase of odd-even from April 15. The reason is that board examinations are largely getting over on April 12. There is an examination on April 22 but that is a minor one,” said Kejriwal.

The Chief Minister also said the government is seriously debating whether the odd-even scheme should be implemented for 15 days every month. “No decision has been taken on this yet so this should not be viewed as final. If the people of Delhi agree to cooperate and put up with an inconvenience of six days out of 15, it can be seriously considered. But we will think about this after the second phase in April gets over,” said Kejriwal.

With the return of the vehicle rationing scheme, Kejriwal also said the administration was considering the return of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor, this time in an elevated form.

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“Until now the BRT corridor was at the road-level that is why it was causing problems. But we are now discussing building an elevated BRT corridor. It will have two levels. One on which only cars will ply and the other on which only buses will run. The way Metro runs at a high level. In the Metro you know that you will reach from Rajiv Chowk to Mandi House in seven or eight minutes. Similarly, on the elevated BRT, there will be bus stations and there will be certainty, accessibility and comfort. With this we hope more and more people will opt for public transport. But until we do that, odd-even cannot be made permanent, although a large number of people had wanted that,” Kejriwal said.

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On January 25, Kejriwal had invited citizens to convey their views for the next phase of the odd-even scheme, 10 days after the first phase concluded. Since then, the government gathered feedback through its webpage, emails and other methods.

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    Sirius
    Feb 11, 2016 at 4:38 pm
    Set to be challenged in court . Show pollution trends from the first experiment, and justify it . You cant suddenly change the scope to traffic management .If pollution trends are not indicating a downward graph, that implies that I am not obstructing anybody elses right to life. But by restricting me you are restricting my right to equality, right to freely move and right to conduct a living ...
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      IML sood
      Feb 11, 2016 at 12:03 pm
      Oh you rough Kujli, why you want to test people's' patience. Apptards have already harm Delhis' interest so much so that all development projects are at standstill.Zero progress on all fronts except false publicity by misusing public money. When first attempt failed miserably where was the need for second trial. Do everyone has to see this nautanki again and again? What sort of advisors you keep to provide wrong information always.Don't try to be joker no one .
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        Jim
        Feb 11, 2016 at 1:06 pm
        dilli c huttards will forever remain c huttards. inka bili paani bhi odd even kar dete hain
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          George
          Feb 11, 2016 at 3:57 pm
          What a showman this kejerival is. Has nothing to show on governance. Can only make noise and abuse everybody. Shame on such an educated man. He and his party have proved within one year that they are a close second to being the worst party after congress.shameful.
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            PCKULKARNI
            Feb 11, 2016 at 4:49 pm
            Foul mouthed abusive blind bhakt reappears
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              PCKULKARNI
              Feb 11, 2016 at 4:34 pm
              You have not yet digested the humiliating and shameful 67 to 3 defeat by AAP to BJP
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                TIHAEwale
                Feb 11, 2016 at 4:11 pm
                Akela Arvind and fEKU56 BOTH WILL NOT GET REELECTED NEXT TIMEAS BOTH R EXPOSED AS GAS BALLOOONS
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                  TIHAEwale
                  Feb 11, 2016 at 12:05 pm
                  Akela Arvind is a nautanki. didnot 100% of Delhi voters tell him arhar costs Rs 160-180 per Kg and Urad dhuli Rs 170/' 185 per kg and what steps he has taken to bing it below Rs 100/- per kg which was rate before both he and Feku56 occupied their seat in Delhi
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                    K SHESHU
                    Feb 11, 2016 at 12:29 pm
                    The policy of curbing polluton has too many exceptions. The loops still exist and need to be plugged.
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                      akhilesh
                      Feb 14, 2016 at 11:48 pm
                      The Elevated BRT is a great idea. The other alternative i.e. Metro is very expensive while elevated BRT will be much cheaper. Also diesel vehicle ban is good in short term. In the long term electric vehicles should be given big tax benefits by the Centre and the States. Plus Central and State governments must kick start this by buying only electric buses.
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                        Alok
                        Feb 11, 2016 at 3:19 pm
                        Ask ALL Ministers and MLAs to AVOID using private/Govt cars for one day a week by turns -and not travel by others cars, ONLY use public transport ! It will reduce pollution of atmosphere as well as their minds substantially for sure !!
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                          Balgit
                          Feb 12, 2016 at 5:00 am
                          That survey was the easiest way to find blind bhakts. 19% .So blind in their devotion to M that that dont even care about their own lungs. Its sad these 19% in the comment section make more noise and mislead.
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                            fed up
                            Feb 12, 2016 at 10:02 pm
                            s voted the BJP in power too.
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                              Rajesh
                              Feb 11, 2016 at 2:49 pm
                              "“We will request VIPs to follow the (odd-even) system. But we will keep the exemptions"........LOL, because VIPs like Nautankiwal are above the everyone else. Rules apply only aam aadmis .
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                                Rajesh
                                Feb 11, 2016 at 2:47 pm
                                Hey, Nautankiwal, please give exemptions for Muslims and Dalits also. Otherwise you are communal.
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                                  Rajesh
                                  Feb 11, 2016 at 3:04 pm
                                  The pollution board stated very clearly that your odd-even drama didnt change pollution levels. But the drama continues. What is this allergy that you AAPs have to facts and evidence?
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                                    Rajesh
                                    Feb 11, 2016 at 5:32 pm
                                    Kulkarni ch..tiya clearly doesnt have the basic sense to debate anything, so he keeps parroting his Fuhrer's lines. Beggar, what use of your 67 seats? What have done till now other than making drama? Bhagoda has yet to digest the 2014 election defeat.
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                                      Rajesh
                                      Feb 11, 2016 at 5:31 pm
                                      Moron, if you ban half the vehicles from the road it will obviously reduce traffic. What typical AAP! A failure is when you cannot achieve your objective, your objective was to reduce pollution.
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                                        Rajesh
                                        Feb 11, 2016 at 11:52 am
                                        For God's sake man. The pollution board stated very clearly that your odd-even drama didnt change pollution levels. What is this allergy that you AAPs have to facts and evidence?
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                                          Rajesh
                                          Feb 12, 2016 at 11:16 am
                                          It should be noted by Beijing which implemented this scheme a lot longer than Delhi, concluded that it was unsuccessful, did no change pollution levels and withdrew it. Why Nautankiwal is pretending that a scheme that didnt work in a city with better roads and public transport, and far stricter rules will work in Delhi is unknown.
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                                            Rajesh
                                            Feb 12, 2016 at 11:17 am
                                            Odd-even certainly didnt solve pollution. Jan Lokpal might atleast put bribe taking AAPs in jail.
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