After seeking suggestions on the return of the odd-even scheme in Delhi, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said Sunday, “Most people are keen on getting odd-even back in the city.”
On Sunday MLAs across Delhi held public meetings in their respective constituencies seeking people’s “vote” on bringing back the vehicle rationing scheme to control air pollution. The AAP government is expected to announce its decision on the return of the odd-even scheme Monday.
Sisodia called on the experiences of people in his constituency to “give shape to the new odd-even scheme”. Speaking after the inauguration of a new billing office of the Delhi Jal Board in Patparganj in East Delhi, Sisodia called for a show of hands to a questionnaire prepared by Delhi government, on the future of the scheme.
“We do not believe in making policies sitting inside the walls of government offices. You followed the odd-even scheme, and I know more than the challan it was the fear of pollution which made you commit to it. So while water is important and this is a DJB event, I want to also speak to you about air pollution,”Sisodia said, speaking to the audience of around 70-80 people.
Most people said two-wheelers should not be exempted. Urging people to continue to follow the odd-even scheme, Sisodia said, “This is an emergency. Its a war against pollution and traffic congestion.