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Delhi govt divides week between odd, even numbered cars

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New Delhi: From January 1, odd numbered private vehicles will ply on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in Delhi and even numbered cars on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, it was announced on Sunday.

Public Works Department Minister Satyendra Jain said: “We need public participation for this initiative to succeed.

“The Delhi government will strengthen public transport from January 1,” Jain told the media here on the sidelines of a programme organised to pay tributes to Bhimrao Ambedkar on his 60th death anniversary.

The Aam Aadmi Party leader made no mention about Sundays.

A decision to ration road space was announced on Friday by the Arvind Kejriwal-led government to check rising pollution in the city.

Delhi has some 90 lakh registered vehicles, and about 1,500 are added on the roads every day.

Minister Jain said the restrictions would also apply to all ministers and bureaucrats, and that he would use his car on alternate days and go for car-pool the rest of the week.

Jain, who also holds health portfolio, said the current pollution levels in the city were an “emergency” situation, leading to various health issues.

The policy has drawn conflicted feedback from the public. A number of people are doubtful of this plan but Delhi government is all set to go forward with it.

(IANS)

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President Ram Nath Kovind Worried About The Air Pollution In Delhi

President Ram Nath Kovind expresses his concern on air pollution in Delhi

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President Ram Nath Kovind expresses his concern over the air pollution in various parts of the country. Wikimedia Commons

President Ram Nath Kovind has expressed concern over the air pollution in Delhi and neighbouring areas and said that days of smog sometimes give the feeling of doomsday scenario being fast forwarded.

“Many scientists and futurologists have painted doomsday scenarios. On days of smog and poor visibility in our cities, we fear the future might already be here,” the President said while speaking at a meeting with IITians and other technical institutes in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

“This is that time of the year when the air quality of the national capital as well as of many other cities worsens beyond all norms. We are facing a kind of challenge here that we have never faced before,” he added.

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President Ram Nath Kovind says that days of smog sometimes give the feeling of doomsday scenario being fast forwarded. Wikimedia Commons

The President said that hydrocarbon energy changed the face of the world in the last couple of centuries, but “now it is threatening our very existence”. He added that the challenge is compounded for nations battling to bring substantial sections of populations out of poverty. “Yet, we will have to find alternatives”, he said.

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“Many scientists and futurologists have painted doomsday scenarios. On days of smog and poor visibility in our cities, we fear the future might already be here,” the President said expressing concern over the air pollution.

He asked the institutes with their specializations to create sensitivity and awareness among students and researchers towards a common future. (IANS)