The Hush Post/ 12:40pm/ 1-min-read
The odd-even road scheme in Delhi will be back from November 4 to 15, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday.
Addressing a press conference, Kejriwal announced a seven-point action plan to combat pollution due to crop burning. “We also call upon people not to burst crackers during Diwali,” he said. A laser show will be organised by the AAP government a day before Diwali, he said.
Under the odd-even scheme, cars with licence plates ending in an odd number and even number are allowed to ply on alternate days.
The scheme was first implemented for the first time in January 2016 and reintroduced in April the same year. Delhi ranks high in the list of cities with the world’s worst air quality.
The odd-even scheme is a part of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP), emergency measures implemented in phases to combat air pollution.