Public consultations on ‘odd-even’ to begin next month

Public consultations on ‘odd-even’ to begin next month

New Delhi:The Delhi Government will hold first round of public consultations with residents of the city on Odd-Even scheme on February 6 and 7.

The government is expected to take a feedback from the people on the scheme, which would help them decide whether to implement it in future or not.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday chaired preparatory meeting with officials and MLAs to work out modalities on how to conduct the exercise.

According to reports, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had last week said his government would seek public opinion on the second phase of the scheme through various means which included phone line surveys and ‘jan sabhas’ in each constituency to gather feedback.

With Delhi becoming one of the most polluted cities in the world, the government had introduced Odd-Even car rationing scheme for a 15-day trial period, which ended on January 15.

According to the state government, the pollution level of particulate matter across the national capital has shown a declining trend after the implementation of the scheme.

Delhi High Court had backed the scheme, saying that the scheme was a success to some extent, as the idea had appealed to the people.