Delhi’s environment minister Gopal Rai on Monday announced that the Odd-Even vehicle rationing system would be reintroduced for a one-week period from November 13 to November 20.
The Odd-Even system, which restricts the usage of vehicles based on the last digit of their license plates, has been an occasional measure employed in Delhi to mitigate the city’s severe air pollution issues.
Rai’s decision comes in the wake of mounting pollution levels and health concerns affecting the city’s residents.
“In view of air pollution, the Odd-Even vehicle system will be applicable for one week from 13th to 20th November,” Rai told a press conference here.
Under the Odd-Even scheme, vehicles with license plate numbers ending in an even digit (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) are allowed to operate on even dates, while those ending in odd digits (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) can ply on odd dates.
The decision to implement the Odd-Even system was announced after a high-level meeting chaired by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. The meeting was attended by Rai, ministers Atishi and Saurabh Bhardwaj and officials of the concerned departments.