From November 4-15, the road space rationing policy will be enforced in the city — a preemptive move by the Delhi government to offset the effects of crop burning and cold weather. The Indian Express looks at how different bodies have to work together to ensure there are no bumps on the road
"No, I don't think it is needed. The Ring Road we have built has significantly reduced pollution in the city and our planned schemes will free Delhi of pollution in the next two years," Gadkari was quoted as saying by ANI.
The Delhi government had announced that they will reinstate the odd-even scheme from November 13-17 in a bid to check the rising pollution levels in the city, which reached alarming levels in the past one week.
"In light of the the two conditions by the NGT on two-wheelers and women, at the moment we are calling it off. We will go back to NGT on Monday, file a review petition for them to reconsider their decision regarding the two," Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said
The central government moved the Supreme Court Thursday seeking a relaxation on the ban on diesel-run taxis in Delhi-NCR, and argued that the crackdown will impact the BPO industry, which uses diesel taxis to ferry employees and earns the country billions of dollars every year. Pleading for a gradual phase-out of taxis over a period […]
The odd-even car-rationing scheme on Friday returned to Delhi for its second phase amid poor air quality in various areas of the city with the real-time readings of gaseous pollutants such as ozone observed on the higher side. An official in the IMD department said air quality has been moderate over the last twenty days […]
The Delhi government has decided to exempt women from the second phase of odd-even, its vehicle rationing scheme to control pollution in the capital, which starts on April 15. At a meeting of the odd-even coordination committee and the cabinet Wednesday, chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, it was decided that women would continue to […]
As the curtains came down on the odd-even pilot scheme on Friday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed to the people of Delhi to continue observing the car rationing measures “voluntarily”, which the government claimed has reduced air pollution by up to 25 per cent. Kejriwal said the measures, unprecedented in independent India’s history, managed to […]
As the odd and even vehicle number experiment, one of the measures taken to reduce pollution levels in Delhi, draws to a close Friday, a study by IIT Kanpur has identified coal-fired tandoors in restaurants and hotels of the Capital as one of the contributors of particulate matter. The study was commissioned by the Delhi […]