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.”
An RSS pracharak, Manohar Lal Khattar was handpicked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lead the first BJP government in Haryana in 2014. He is the first non-Jat leader in 18 years to occupy the state chief minister’s post. During the Jat quota agitation in February this year, the first-time MLA found himself on the […]
A day after BJP Rajya Sabha MP from Delhi, Vijay Goel, violated the odd-even vehicle rationing scheme in protest, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar acknowledged that the Delhi government’s intervention to curb air pollution has “had an effect”. Speaking at The Indian Express Idea Exchange on Tuesday, Khattar refused to comment on Goel’s actions […]
Bringing relief to commuters, the Delhi government Monday directed the Transport department to cancel permits and impound commercial vehicles if they are found “overcharging”. The move comes in the wake of complaints by commuters of overcharging by app-based operators such as Ola and Uber. Since its first phase, the odd-even road rationing scheme has heavily […]
AS Delhi rolled out round two of the odd-even vehicle rationing scheme to curb air pollution, focusing more on enforcement this time than awareness, the impact was most felt at an unlikely location — the unofficial parking spaces around the capital’s iconic cricket stadium. With Feroz Shah Kotla hosting a high-octane IPL match between Delhi […]
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 […]
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.