Govt to take fresh call on odd-even today

Transport Minister Gopal Rai said that the government will make the announcement after reviewing over 11 lakh responses received from the public through multiple channels on Wednesday.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: February 11, 2016 4:15 am
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will announce the details of the second phase of the odd-even scheme at 4 pm on Thursday.

On Wednesday, his government was busy compiling a report of feedback received from people on the scheme, which was earlier implemented from January 1 to January 15.

“Odd even ke bhavishya par kal Delhi sarkar legi faisla. Aaj janmat sangrah ki report ho rahi hai taiyaar (The Delhi government will take a decision on the future of odd-even tomorrow. A report of public opinion is being compiled),” Transport Minister Gopal Rai tweeted on Wednesday.

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Sources said the second phase is likely to be introduced in April as school examinations will be underway in March. At public meetings held by MLAs across the city on February 7, many people had voted for the odd-even scheme to kick-in after school examinations.

On January 25, Kejriwal had invited views from people for the next phase of the scheme. “We want people to tell us whether or not they want odd-even to return. If yes, then when… and for how many days… whether or not they will buy a second car if it returns, whether the exemptions granted under the scheme need to be reviewed and any other suggestions,” Kejriwal had said.

The scheme, introduced as an experiment to reduce pollution in the capital, was “successful” because people made it their movement and implemented it effectively, Delhi government officials said. They added that the scheme will return with the dual purpose of controlling air pollution and de-congesting Delhi roads.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on February 7 that most people wanted the scheme to return. Majority of the people at a public meeting he attended had said that VIPs should not be exempt from the scheme.

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First Published on: February 11, 2016 3:00 am
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    Sirius
    Feb 10, 2016 at 12:08 pm
    Legality of the 'referendum' set to be challenged, as car owners have not violated any law. Only factor that is legally sustainable is the pollution trend analysis from Jan1-15 experiment by multiple agencies. Why is Mr. Kejriwal shying away from presenting that to court ?
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      IML sood
      Feb 10, 2016 at 2:52 pm
      Oh another Nautanki?What is wrong with Kujliandparty?Why they are after Delhi by creating mess again and again. When it was proved after their false claim of success that there was no tangible improvement, why they want to put general people to hardship once again.Have they improved anything in name of transport,infrastructure and other such facilities,a big No than why they want to force people to take this bitter pill again?It is proved that anything coming in the way of Zero becomes zero. Stop such foolish acrostic as it will help to boost your sagging graph in Delhi.
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        PCKULKARNI
        Feb 10, 2016 at 12:31 pm
        So you are not worried about the health of Delhi people especially the children. What a shame
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          Young Indian
          Feb 10, 2016 at 1:22 pm
          Whenever odd-even scheme is not running Kejri should beter go out of Delhi for his cough treatment.. This will be good for him good for Delhi and good for country!
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            K SHESHU
            Feb 10, 2016 at 1:40 pm
            Delhi government of initiating pollution-free capital is commendable. Inviting suggestions is a positive move towards transperency. However in addition to vehicles, other pollutants like industrial effluents, encroachment on river bed of Jamuna contaminating its water, indiscriminate felling of trees,etc., should also be considered. A standard procedure to curb pollution in all major cities must be formulated at the earliest.
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              Rajesh
              Feb 10, 2016 at 4:43 pm
              It must be nice to be a shameless AAP. You can completely ignore facts. Make up fake accusations against your opponents. Ignore the fact that your cabinet ministers are in jail, ignore video evidence of your corruption. And ofcourse, declare a scheme to be a great success even the facts show that it failed.
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                Rajesh
                Feb 10, 2016 at 5:21 pm
                Moron, the pollution board said that it did not change pollution levels. What is this allergy you AAPs have to facts and evidence? It is precisely because we want a genuine solution and not more Nautanki that we oppose this.
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                  Kaliyug
                  Feb 10, 2016 at 9:52 pm
                  Odd is Kejriwal, even is Modi!
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                    anshu
                    Feb 10, 2016 at 2:33 pm
                    How is this helping? Do cars that are driven by women emmit no pollution. Wat bout bikes and scooters or autos and buses.only wen guys are driving somehow the cars start vomiting fumes rite?
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                      anshu
                      Feb 10, 2016 at 2:36 pm
                      If there shud be this scheme then it shud be equal for everyone. Wat nonsense is this that women drive no pollution, scooters and bikescare allowed and autos and buses to. Only wen men are driving the cars start coughing polluted fumes. Monkeywal or uski vanar sena
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                        Ramakrishnan Iyer
                        Feb 10, 2016 at 10:28 pm
                        I am not sure what AAP wants to do. They seem to be in line with great Muhammad Bin Tughlaq who ruled Delhi. They want to experiment their decision when the school holidays are there. Otherwise also the number of vehicles on the road will be less compared to a school working day. Vehicles for cities or states outside Delhi should not travel through Delhi. For this an outer roads should be good so that vehicles will take that route. Further, the fuel price should be equivalent or more than in UP, Haryana, etc. in Delhi.
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                          Kayaka Sharana
                          Feb 10, 2016 at 2:05 pm
                          Diesel vehicles especially local make are the main polluters whether odd or even. Pollution also caused when people burn garbage or other things omly on the streets or in the vicinity of the city. What about the industries located in and around Delhi, who is checking their emissions? Does this scheme even have any scientific reasoning or proof that it makes any considerable difference? If the idea is to only reduce congestion then you might as well ban all numbers and only operate public transport that runs on electricity and allow only petrol engine VVIP and emergency service private vehicles on the road.
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                            karan
                            Feb 27, 2016 at 4:24 pm
                            १ से १५ अप्रैल फिर से दिल्ली में ओड - इवन फार्मूला लागु किया जायेगा। ये फैसला दिल्ली की जनता से नुक्कड़ सभाओं में जमा लोगो से पूछने के बाद किया गया। १. नुक्कड़ सभाओं में जमा लोगो में हा कहने वाले कौन लोग थे ? क्या ये सारे वही नागरिक थे जो रोजाना कार का इस्तेमाल करते है। केजरीवाल जी अगर आप नुक्कड़ों में जा कर पैदल चलने वालो , साइकिल वालो , रिक्शे वालो , बाइक वालो या फिर ऑटो वालो से पूछोगे तो वो क्यों ना कहेंगे। ..... क्योकि उनके पास तो कार है ही नहीं। ...ये तो वही बात हो गयी की आप चुनाव पंजाब में लड़ रहे हो और वोट पंजाब के लिए दिल्ली आ कर यहाँ की जनता से मांग रहे हो. २. आप सरकार प्रदुषण को लेकर १००% जोर कार पर दे रही है बाकी ज्यादा प्रदुषण करने वालो पैर कोई करवाई नहीं हो रही या फिर बहुत धीरे हो रही है क्योकि वो मिडिल क्लास आम आदमी नहीं हैं और आप सरकार की हिम्मत नहीं हैं उनके खिलाफ कुछ करने की। बाकि मिडिल क्लास आम आदमी पैर ही रुल लागु करके अपनी वाहवाही कर रही है। ३. केजरीवाल जी आप तो जबरजस्त वोट की राजनीती कर रहे हो. १५ दिनो के लिए आप तो ऑटो और टैक्सी को जबरजस्त कमाई का मौका दे रहे हो और यही लोग आपका वोट बैंक है। ४. आप लोगो को पब्लिक ट्रांसपोर्ट का उपयोग करने को बोल रहे हो जो सेफ नहीं है (मेट्रो को छोड़ कर -- मगर पॉकेटमारी मेट्रो में भी होती है ). लोग अपनी सेफ्टी के लिए अपनी सवारी का उपयोग करते है जो काफी सेफ है। कल को पब्लिक ट्रांसपोर्ट में कोई बड़ा हादसा होता है तो क्या इसकी जिम्मेदारी आप लोगे , इसकी भरपाई आप करोगे ....... ये तो वही हो गया की अगर आप किसी पॉश इलाके में रहते है और अपनी सेफ्टी के लिए सिक्योरिटी रखते है तो सरकार बोल रही है की नहीं आप १५ दिनो तक सिक्योरिटी नहीं रख सकते है और आप इस इलाके को भी किसी झुग्गी इलाके की तरह रखिये।
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                              Mukul
                              Feb 10, 2016 at 4:57 pm
                              I blame not only the AAP Government that is desperate to show success on a brainless scheme, but also the media (TV especially) which talks of re-introducing the "odd-even scheme" whenever pollution levels are high - simply because it is such a good media gimmick. Not yet convinced that it is a good measure at all - especially as no infrastructure development work has happened in the last 1 month to support success in "decongestion" of delhi roads.
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                                RK Kapoor
                                Feb 10, 2016 at 12:04 pm
                                Please exempt senior citizens like me who cant afford to have two cars and are not fit enough to travel by buses or Metro. Also we cant afford taxis or autos who fleece helpless people like us. I am 65 and have trouble in walking.
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                                  Hirov Navoc
                                  Feb 10, 2016 at 1:49 pm
                                  We want votes from delhi ...and we oppose Odd Even.. because we hate non-bjp
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                                    Shafted mohammed
                                    Feb 10, 2016 at 1:25 pm
                                    Four more years of TUGLAQ raz , you have to accept it as you voted them in power. Please replant for your mistake. A de ion made in impulse to vote him in power would give you years of time to repent that decision.
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                                      sambhurisha
                                      Feb 10, 2016 at 12:03 pm
                                      Odd even scheme is good for a short duration, if applied permanently it will be not effective as people bring alternative number second hand car
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                                        Sidharth
                                        Feb 10, 2016 at 9:48 pm
                                        The AAP Government is full of inexperienced persons seeking headlines publicity all the time. They are bunch of people who are publicity seekers only. They do not know how to reduce pollution in Delhi. There are other better ways of reducing pollution. From day 1 they have been involved in confrontations with the Central Government. I hope they do not get elected again.
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                                          IndianAtHeart
                                          Feb 10, 2016 at 3:39 pm
                                          Let us move once again towards age of bullock carts , tongas . If we really have to survive we need to rethink on our model of democracy which puts such immature guys in position of power. Unless we have a system to ensure intelligent guys are in power , we will have some power seekers who will bribe voters using freebies and have gala time for five years ruining the progress being achieved.
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                                            sa
                                            Feb 10, 2016 at 12:44 pm
                                            Please sit at home every alternate days. Anyway you are a senior citizen, presumably retired.
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