NEW DELHI: It has been a matter of debate when the Delhi CM unveiled the ‘odd-even policy’, to combat pollution in Delhi. Everyone focused on the practical- possibility of implementing the scheme and criticized the Kejriwal-led government. Though the policy had drawn a wide-spread criticism from the opposition, the Delhi Government had eventually went ahead with the challenge of implementing its odd-even scheme which mandates the vehicles to ply over the Delhi roads only on alternate days.
Ultimately, the citizens of Delhi have extended their co-operation to the government by abiding to the guidelines laid down by the state government to combat pollution.
Seeing the overwhelming co-operation from the public, Delhi’s Chief Minister Mr Arvind Kejriwal expressed his gratitude to residents of Delhi for making the odd-even scheme a big success.
“I thank everyone for keeping trust in the government and cooperating with us. Our government will continue to work for the welfare of the Delhiites”, Arvind Kejriwal said.
Transport minister Gopal Rai was the most happiest, “Am very happy with the outcome of the scheme. 99% of the public chose their children’s health over their comfort and that is the reason for the success of the odd-even scheme, which the World has never heard of. Am sure that Delhi will become an example to all the polluted cities around the globe, searching for a solution to combat pollution”, Gopal Rai said.
Gopal Rai also thanked the police who have been the key in implementing the scheme through out the day.
Earlier, the Delhi government said that it will implement the odd-even policy for a test-period of 15 days and promised that it would discard the scheme if it yielded too many problems.