Odd-Even Scheme

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Delhi pollution: AAP government hasn't used Rs. 900cr green funds

04 Nov 2019

Delhi pollution: AAP government hasn't used Rs. 900cr green funds

An RTI query has now revealed that the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi, which is garnering praise for its odd-even scheme, has been sitting on Rs. 900 crore unused Environment Compensation Charge (ECC) funds.

Delhi odd-even scheme: Arvind Kejriwal announces rules, dates and fine

17 Oct 2019

Delhi odd-even scheme: Arvind Kejriwal announces rules, dates and fine

On Thursday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that private vehicles carrying schoolchildren will be exempt from the restrictions of the odd-even scheme.

Women exempted from odd-even, not private CNG vehicles, says Kejriwal

12 Oct 2019

Women exempted from odd-even, not private CNG vehicles, says Kejriwal

As Delhi gears up for the odd-even scheme a third time, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced that privately-owned CNG vehicles will not be exempted from the rule unlike previous editions of the scheme.

Odd-even scheme could return as Delhi grapples with pollution crisis

25 Dec 2018

Odd-even scheme could return as Delhi grapples with pollution crisis

Delhi's 'odd-even' vehicle rationing scheme might soon be making a comeback.

Delhi: Emergency action plan rolled out to combat 'worsening' air-pollution

16 Oct 2018

Delhi: Emergency action plan rolled out to combat 'worsening' air-pollution

As the air quality in Delhi remains "poor", an emergency action plan has been rolled out which includes steps like banning diesel power generator sets and construction activities.

No exemption for two-wheelers from odd-even, NGT rules

15 Dec 2017

No exemption for two-wheelers from odd-even, NGT rules

The NGT has rejected the Delhi government's request to exempt two-wheelers from the odd-even scheme, saying giving relaxation to "a major source of pollution" will defeat the initiative's purpose.

NGT slams Delhi government for failing to control air pollution

05 Dec 2017

NGT slams Delhi government for failing to control air pollution

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) pulled up the Delhi government for not providing an action plan about the steps to curb air pollution.

What can India learn from Beijing's Odd Even formula?

23 Nov 2017

What can India learn from Beijing's Odd Even formula?

The debate surrounding the merits of Delhi's proposed odd-even scheme for cars has continued to rage amid worsening air quality.

Will Delhi have odd-even scheme? The government is confused

14 Nov 2017

Will Delhi have odd-even scheme? The government is confused

The Delhi government seems to be confused about the planned odd-even scheme. Earlier, the NGT had refused to allow exemptions in its implementation, but the government batted for exempting women and two-wheelers.

Delhi Govt calls off "Odd-Even Scheme" for now

11 Nov 2017

Delhi Govt calls off "Odd-Even Scheme" for now

In a surprising move, the Delhi Government has now reportedly called off the odd-even traffic scheme, which was to be implemented from 13-17 November.

NGT approves odd-even scheme; 2-Wheelers, govt servants, women not exempt

11 Nov 2017

NGT approves odd-even scheme; 2-Wheelers, govt servants, women not exempt

The National Green Tribunal, which earlier barred the Delhi Government from re-introducing the odd-even scheme, has given its approval to the Kejriwal-led government to implement the traffic restrictions.

NGT halts odd-even implementation, questions Delhi govt on its efficacy

10 Nov 2017

NGT halts odd-even implementation, questions Delhi govt on its efficacy

Calling Delhi's odd-even scheme a 'farce', the NGT has said it cannot be implemented without its permission.

Delhi pollution: Odd-even scheme to be implemented during November 13-17

09 Nov 2017

Delhi pollution: Odd-even scheme to be implemented during November 13-17

The Delhi government has decided to implement the odd-even scheme during November 13-17 as the capital battles alarming levels of air pollution.

Delhi pollution may kill 30,000, odd-even implemented again

09 Nov 2017

Delhi pollution may kill 30,000, odd-even implemented again

The severe air pollution in Delhi can kill as many as 30,000 people this year, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria has warned. Lung surgeon Arvind Kumar said only evacuation might protect people.

Delhi to follow Paris and Beijing's anti-pollution policy

17 Jan 2017

Delhi to follow Paris and Beijing's anti-pollution policy

Supreme Court approved the 'Graded Response Action Plan' for New Delhi, featuring emergency measures like odd-even scheme and halting of construction activities to improve the capital's air quality.

Need a month for odd-even scheme

04 Dec 2016

Need a month for odd-even scheme

The Delhi government stated that it needed a month to prepare before it can re-introduce the odd even scheme after the SC recommended it do so to improve the pollution situation.

No impact of odd-even on Delhi's pollution: CPCB

19 Oct 2016

No impact of odd-even on Delhi's pollution: CPCB

According to a report by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), air quality in Delhi worsened after the implementation of odd-even.

Odd-even 2.0 saw increased pollution levels: Studies

2 May 2016

Odd-even 2.0 saw increased pollution levels: Studies

2 studies have contended that the 2nd phase of the odd-even scheme saw increased pollution levels compared to "the period just before it was in force".

Odd-even 2.0 report card: 99.6% Delhi complied, 8,988 got fined

30 Apr 2016

Odd-even 2.0 report card: 99.6% Delhi complied, 8,988 got fined

On the concluding day of the second-phase of the odd-even, Delhi transport minister Gopal Rai said that there had been 99.6% compliance of the traffic rules.

Odd-even attacked in the Lok Sabha

25 Apr 2016

Odd-even attacked in the Lok Sabha

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's odd-even car rationing plan came for a scathing attack in the Lok Sabha

Surge pricing is daylight robbery: CM Kejriwal

21 Apr 2016

Surge pricing is daylight robbery: CM Kejriwal

After the Delhi government impounded 50 cabs (35 registered outside Delhi) for "overcharging", the Delhi transport minister Gopal Rai said the AAP government was planning a strategy to control the taxi aggregators.

Ola, Uber drop surge-pricing in Delhi after CM's warning

18 Apr 2016

Ola, Uber drop surge-pricing in Delhi after CM's warning

Cab services Ola and Uber temporarily halted the surge pricing during peak hours in the Delhi-NCR area.

500 challans on odd-even phase-2's maiden day

15 Apr 2016

500 challans on odd-even phase-2's maiden day

First day of the 2nd phase of odd-even saw the Delhi Traffic Police challan more than 500 people for violations.

Delhi mulls monthly odd-even scheme

10 Apr 2016

Delhi mulls monthly odd-even scheme

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that his government is mulling a proposal to enforce the odd-even scheme for 15 days every month.

Odd-even Phase-2: Women, people with school children get exemption

6 Apr 2016

Odd-even Phase-2: Women, people with school children get exemption

The Kejriwal government announced that a 3-tier air quality monitoring will be fixed by Delhi government ahead of the second phase of odd-even from 15-30 April.

Odd-even to make a come-back in April

11 Feb 2016

Odd-even to make a come-back in April

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announced that odd-even scheme's 2nd phase will be launched on April 15 for 15 days.

Kejriwal security lapse his own doing: Cop

19 Jan 2016

Kejriwal security lapse his own doing: Cop

In a meeting with the home minister, Delhi Police Chief Bassi said a cop from Kejriwal's security had complained that "he was asked to step down from the dais when Kejriwal was addressing the gathering in Chhatrasal stadium".

Ink splashed on Kejriwal at odd-even success meeting

18 Jan 2016

Ink splashed on Kejriwal at odd-even success meeting

The Delhi CM held a meet at the Chhatrasal Stadium to congratulate the people on the success of the odd-even policy.

Odd-even formula to extend for another week

11 Jan 2016

Odd-even formula to extend for another week

The Delhi High Court stated that the odd-even formula, implemented by the AAP government will continue as scheduled until 15 January.

Delhi may extend odd-even formula

8 Jan 2016

Delhi may extend odd-even formula

The Delhi government has stated that it may extend the odd-even traffic formula by another 15 days after 15 January.

Can odd-even be restricted to a week: Delhi HC

6 Jan 2016

Can odd-even be restricted to a week: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court questioned the state government why it was essential to continue the odd-even traffic rule for further than a week, and asked if it could close the project directed towards curbing Delhi's pollution.

Delhi tests odd-even scheme on Monday

4 Jan 2016

Delhi tests odd-even scheme on Monday

Monday, the first full-working day after the implementation of the odd-even scheme, saw crowded buses and metros for the first few hours.

Opposition on odd-even rule

2 Jan 2016

Opposition on odd-even rule

As the AAP government introduced its odd-even scheme in Delhi, the BJP said it was done without sufficient arrangements while the Congress chose to 'wait and watch' before commenting on the road-rationing move.

Delhi marches out on the odd-even

1 Jan 2016

Delhi marches out on the odd-even

Delhi's novel odd-even formula for cars kicked off today as a radical step to lower down smog in the world's most polluted city.

HC questions the exemptions to odd-even scheme

30 Dec 2015

HC questions the exemptions to odd-even scheme

Delhi high court asked Arvind Kejriwal government as to why women and two-wheelers have been exempted from the odd-even scheme.

Vadra says AAP 'odd-even' exemptions breed hypocrisy

26 Dec 2015

Vadra says AAP 'odd-even' exemptions breed hypocrisy

Robert Vadra criticized the privilege granted to VIP vehicles by the AAP government in its 'even-odd scheme' to check pollution, saying everyone should adhere to the law.

Women, VIPs exempted from odd-even formula

24 Dec 2015

Women, VIPs exempted from odd-even formula

Delhi CM announced that the odd-even formula "will be enforced in Delhi in the first 15 days of the New Year."

Odd-even vehicle formula from 8 am to 8 pm

8 Dec 2015

Odd-even vehicle formula from 8 am to 8 pm

Delhi's Transport Minister Gopal Rai stated that the odd-even formula will be enforced from 8am to 8pm and no restrictions would be enforced on Sundays.

CJI endorses Delhi's odd-even solution to control pollution

6 Dec 2015

CJI endorses Delhi's odd-even solution to control pollution

The Chief Justice of India, TS Thakur said today that "judges have no problems with the odd-even formula of the Delhi government".