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    Gadkari says no need for odd-even scheme in Delhi

    Synopsis

    Under the scheme, odd and even numbered vehicles ply on alternate days.

    Odd-even scheme not required in Delhi: Nitin Gadkari
    Nagpur(Maharashtra): Hours after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the odd-even road rationing scheme will be implemented in the national capital from November 4 to 15, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said the move was not required.

    Under the scheme, odd and even numbered vehicles ply on alternate days.

    While Kejriwal said the move was aimed at combating high levels of air pollution in winters when crop burning takes place in neighbouring states, Gadkari claimed works underway in Delhi would ensure it is pollution-free in the next two years.

    Union minister for road transport and highways Gadkari was speaking to reporters after inaugurating a CNG outlet in Nagpur.
    "Now there is no such need (odd-even scheme) because the new ring road we have built is helping reduce pollution in Delhi to a certain extent. Besides, my ministry is pursuing road works of about Rs 50,000 crore. Cleaning of Yamuna and other works to curb pollution are also underway," he said.

    "I think Delhi will be pollution free in two years time," he asserted.

    Speaking at the function, Gadkari emphasised the use of CNG for public transport, and said Nagpur would get several electric buses soon.


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    3 Comments on this Story

    Arbindkumar Aggarwal360 days ago
    We wait for 20 minutes on Faridabad - Gurgaon toll plaza - why? Burn fuel, create more pollutionstanding there.
    This is the situation in many toll plazas, red lights, interjunction? What we are doing to reduce or eliminate the bottlenecks?
    Why we should pay any toll if the waihing time is more a minute?
    G L VERMA411 days ago
    Odd and Even is reflective of desperation because Kejriwal is aware of the ensuing defeat he is likely to face. Soon he will be giving explanation for not introducing FREE METRO FOR WOMEN. This Odd and even is to divert attention of people from his failures and built up a personality cult around him.
    Devidas Telakat412 days ago
    The scheme is as mad as Kejriwal.
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