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.
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.”
New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the second phase of 'Odd-Even' formula will start from April 15 to April 30 in the national capital. The Delhi CM further informed that two-wheelers will be exempted as earlier, because the public transport is not efficient to handle large populace. Kejriwal stated that 81 percent of Delhi's population voted in favour for the second phase of the formula, adding that it can't be implemented permanently.
New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai on Saturday said that there are no changes to the 15-day trial period plan of the Odd-Even formula.He added that all the figures collected by the Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) have been submitted to the Supreme Court and the court has taken time till December 11 to give its verdict.
New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Delhi High Court (HC) on Friday reserved their order on the extension of the Odd-even formula for a week after lawyer R. K. Kapoor presented the loopholes of the formula and said it has failed to control the city's pollution. He further emphasised that the formula has only been limited to petrol cars which do not contribute to pollution as much as the exempted diesel cars and trucks, which generate maximum pollution.
Mumbai, Jan 07 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majeed Memon on Thursday praised the Delhi Government's odd-even formula, saying the scheme has shown successful results thus far, and can help control Mumbai pollution also if implemented. The scheme will not only help control the high level of pollution, but will also reduce the problem of traffic jams. He also stated that it is the people's participation that would make it a success in Mumbai and other major cities as well.
New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): Congress leader Randeep Surjewala on Wednesday said the Odd-Even formula has been successful in Delhi because of the cooperation of the people in the city. He stated that the scheme of Odd-Even has been bereft of politics and hence this formula has chances of doing well. He added the Delhi Government and other political parties should take decisions keeping in mind the pollution levels of the city and keep a check on the rising levels of pollution.