Odd-even: Delhi enters the pollution battle

This is a post on my other blog related to environmental issues 🙂 thought you’d like a read.


Dear 21st century humans,

Odds and evens. Come the New Year, amongst all the hype and hoola around another year, we have the Delhi Government set to tackle it’s major new year resolution: reducing the air pollution of the city.
The Chief Minister Mr. Arvind Khejriwal has come up with a policy of allowing cars with odd-numbered plates to run on odd dates, and even-numbered plates to run on even dates.


This method is a replication of the format used in Beijing, and something that was attempted in Mexico City to control traffic.

Will this work?

I’m a little sceptical. First of all, this policy in itself has so many exceptions and conditions. Here are some of them-

1. This rule is applicable only from 8 AM to 8 PM.
2. Women who are alone in cars are exempted from this rule.
3. In a medical emergency, you are exempted…

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