The Delhi government announced its odd-even formula in a desperate attempt to curb city’s pollution which has reached an alarming level. The strategy is drawing a lot of flak for ‘lack of a concrete plan on its implementation.’ But Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is trying hard to convince people on how important it is to take the issue seriously. Today, he posted a picture on his Twitter account which shows a healthy and an unhealthy lungs of a person from Himachal Pradesh and Delhi respectively, both the persons belong to the same age group.
“These pics sent by Dr Trehan. Left pic -Lung of a 55yr old from HP. Right pic- Lung of a 52 yr old from Delhi,” he wrote.
These pics sent by Dr Trehan Left pic -Lung of a 55yr old from HP Right pic- Lung of a 52 yr old from Delhi pic.twitter.com/FstcFOocoQ
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 10, 2015
While the CM is undeniably right about the pollution causing respiratory and other health problems, the practicality of this measure is being questioned. Other measures to be taken by the government include vacuum cleaning of Delhi roads, shutting down of power plants and initiate the use of bicycle.
The tweet has been retweeted over 2000 times in a couple of hours.