Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and Transport Minister Gopal Rai addressing a press conference at Delhi secretariat. (Press Trust of India)
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A collective Delhi succeeded in lowering its air pollution. The means was the implementation of an odd-even scheme of car rationing on its roads, promulgated from Jan. 1 for a total of 15 days by the government of Aam Admi Party led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
According to this rule only odd numbered private four wheelers could ply on odd days and even numbered ones on even days.
Proving the point on bettering of air quality is the study by the green body, Center for Science and Environment, immediately after the rationing experiment.
Another study on air quality during the first two weeks of the month, by a team of researchers from University of Chicago and Harvard University, too support the scheme as pollution concentrations indeed reduced for those 15 days, writes Priyanka Bhardwaj.
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