The odd-even road rationing scheme came into force in Delhi from 8 am on Monday as the national capital continued to be trapped by a dense, toxic smog.
Only private cars having registration numbers ending with 0,2,4,6,8 are allowed to run on Delhi roads on Monday between 8 am to 8 pm. Odd-numbered private cars will come into action on odd dates.
The third edition of the odd-even scheme will be carried out from November 4-15 barring Sunday. The road rationing scheme was introduced in 2016 in an effort to control vehicular pollution in the capital. As per various studies, vehicular emissions contribute anywhere between 20 and 30% to Delhi’s air pollution.
According to government estimates, 1.2 million of over 11 million registered vehicles in Delhi will be off road every day during the 12-day drive.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted urging people to follow the odd-even scheme and make it successful