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    Arvind Kejriwal on odd-even: No need to reintroduce the scheme as Delhi’s air clears up

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    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said there was no need to reintroduce the odd-even road rationing scheme in the national capital as the pollution levels have gone down.

    Kejriwal said , “The sky is clear now, so there is no need of it”. The third edition of the odd-even scheme was implemented between November 4 and 15.

    Last week, Kejriwal had put off a decision on extending the scheme for Monday saying that the air quality was likely to improve.

    The air quality was in the ‘poor’ category in Delhi on Monday. According to data provided by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the Air Quality Index (AQI) recorded at 8am was 222.

    This is a marked improvement from last week when pollution had spiked and the air quality dropped to ‘emergency’ levels.

     Schools were closed for two days across Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) as a thick blanket of toxic smog covered the city.

    Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government was pulled up by the Supreme Court last week over efforts to combat pollution and has been asked to produce pollution data to back up the logic behind the odd-even scheme.

    After the court’s observations, Kejriwal had admitted that odd-even would have a limited impact on Delhi’s pollution levels and said that the major source was stubble burning.

    The top court has also asked for the answers from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on stubble burning.

    The odd-even scheme prohibits plying of private vehicles based on the last digit of their vehicle registration numbers. Vehicles with odd digits are allowed on odd dates and even numbered ones ply on even days.

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