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CJI Thakur backs Kejriwal’s even-odd car formula to curb pollution

New Delhi: The newly-appointed Chief Justice of India, Justice T.S. Thakur, has extended support for the ‘odd-even traffic formula’ suggested by the Delhi Government to curb the menace of ever rising pollution in the national capital.

“Judges have no problem with odd-even formula of the Delhi Government,” CJI Thakur told ANI.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has been facing criticism from all the opposition parties, thanked Justice Thakur for his support and said that this would provide inspiration to millions of others.

“CJI’s support 2 odd even formula is welcome n huge encouragement. SC judges pooling cars wud inspire millions 2 follow. Thank u My Lords,” Kejriwal said in a tweet.

Kejriwal had on Saturday said that the plan to allow odd and even numbered vehicles on alternate days on Delhi roads from January 1 was an ‘experiment’ to deal with the ’emergency situation’ in the city.

He said it could be discontinued if people faced problems.

The odd-even formula was among a series of measures announced at a meeting chaired by Kejriwal on Friday after the National Green Tribunal pulled up the Delhi Government for failing to curb air pollution.

The Delhi High Court had also said earlier this week that living in the city was like “living in a gas chamber”. (ANI)