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12:15 am - Friday February 23, 2018

Delhi Air Pollution: Odd-Even scheme back from Mon

New Delhi,  The Odd-Even formula introduced a year ago in the national capital to decongest city roads, will come back from November 13 for five days, the Delhi Government announced here on Thursday, in the wake of the alarming rise in the air pollution that has caused a state of medical emergency.

The decision was announced by Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot after a high level meeting, which was convened after the levels of PM2.5 and PM10 shot up about 10 times above the safe limits, triggering grave health concerns.

The scheme, whose introduction in Delhi had evoked major controversy, had been tried in other cities of the world in the past, including Mexico, Paris, Bogota and Beijing.

Under the scheme, vehicles with even and odd registration numbers, are allowed to ply on alternate days, between 0800 hrs to 2000 hrs.The CNG-run vehicles have been exempted from the restriction.

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