Odd-Even Plan in India

Pollution watch at centre of next odd-even plan

Date of Release: 
Mar 17 2016

New Delhi: As the second phase of the odd-even scheme is approaching, the Delhi government is fleshing out a robust air pollution monitoring plan.

Delhi Pollution Control Committee recently floated a global tender for hand-held air pollution monitoring devices, which scientists hope would come before the plan kicks in. The major change in the scheme this time would be in the way monitoring is done and the locations selected, officials said.

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How Delhi measured the air during 15 days of odd-even scheme

Date of Release: 
Jan 17 2016

As the Delhi's government fairly controversial experiment of reducing cars on the road according to their licence plates, known as the odd-even plan, came to an end, it remained difficult to determine the exact impact the pollution-reducing scheme had on New Delhi's air quality. Officials from the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), said that there had definitely been an effect on the pollution levels, they said that it would take time for deeper analysis to show a more precise picture.

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Delhi Tackles Air Pollution With Trial Car Ban

Date of Release: 
Jan 15 2016

To combat its pressing air pollution problem, Delhi, capital territory of India and one of the world's most polluted cities, has issued a two-week car ban that effectively halves the number of cars on its roads.

In December, India’s Supreme Court issued an order prohibiting odd numbered non-transport four wheeled vehicles (privately owned cars) on Delhi’s roads on even dates and vice versa, except for Sundays, from January 1, 2016 to January 15, 2016.

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Delhi transport minister says odd-even scheme will return for a second phase

Date of Release: 
Jan 14 2016

Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai on Wednesday said the odd-even rule will be implemented again, The Indian Express reported. The first phase of the rule will run till January 15, and the second phase will be discussed in a meeting to be held by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on January 18. The Supreme Court on Thursday backed the government, refusing to hear a petition challenging the Delhi High Court order and government's notification of the rule.

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After Odd-Even Plan, Need to Focus on Other Sources of Pollution

Date of Release: 
Jan 14 2016

People across India are exposed to high levels of pollution, both in urban and rural areas. According to a recent international study (Brauer et al, 2015), less than 1% of the Indian population lives in areas that meet the World Health Organisation’s air quality guideline (i.e. PM2.5 less than 10 µg/cubic metres).

Air pollution has become a health hazard and features among the top health risks that contributes to mortality and morbidity in India.

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