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No decision yet on extending odd-even scheme

"A final decision about extending the odd-even rule could be taken on Friday, depending on the s...

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  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on November 18 cleared the suspense of odd-even scheme. On being asked implementing odd-even scheme onc...

    The scheme concluded on November 15 with Kejriwal saying it could be extended if required. He had said that a final decision on extension will be taken on Monday.

    Delhiites woke up to a smoggy morning on Nov 22. A layer of smog was seen at the India Gate. The air quality dipped to 'poor' category. Acco...

    "If need arises, we will extend it (odd-even scheme)," Kejriwal said in response to media queries on whether the scheme, aimed at curbing vehicular pollution, will be further extended. Delhi-NCR gasped for breath today as the smog from farm fires pushed pollution levels in the region towards the "emergency" zone for the third time in 15 days.

    Citizens of Delhi breathed toxic air again on Friday as the Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded as 482. The increase of PM10 and PM 2.5 pol...

    BJP leader Vijay Goel once again staged protest against ‘odd-even scheme’ on Nov 14. He was accompanied by other party workers and they held...

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said the decision came after people from the Sikh community requested the government to relax the rules as they celebrate the birth anniversary of their faith's founder on November 12. The national capital is witnessing the Odd-Even scheme from November 4 and it will continue till November 15 to keep air pollution in check.

    From calling it ‘Delhi pollution’, we need to rechristen it the ‘north Indian haze’. The north Indian haze, by definition, cannot be made a single state political issue. It has to be dealt with together. And since we are talking about haze, we can go to the heart of what causes it — stubble burning.

    A policy limiting cars per family will need the Centre and the Delhi government to take on board the SC’s observation that the capital’s pollution levels require measures much more “substantive” than odd-even, which the bench critiqued as “half-baked”.

    At 9.44 am, Delhi's air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 365. On Monday, the city's average AQI stood at 370 at 8.30 pm due to a slight increase in wind. An AQI between 0-50 is considered 'good', 51-100 'satisfactory', 101-200 'moderate', 201-300 'poor', 301-400 'very poor' and 401-500 'severe'. An AQI above 500 falls in the 'severe plus' category.

    Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot in a statement said that the number of registered electric vehicles in the city was less than 1,000 and they are not likely to cause any congestion.

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged people to follow the 'odd-even' rule--an anti-pollution measure, persistently for their own health reasons. "Namaste Delhi, odd-even is starting from today to reduce pollution. Please do follow it for yourself, your family, kids and your breath. Share cars," Kejriwal said in an early morning tweet.

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