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Gadkari Dismissive About Odd-Even Traffic Scheme

New Delhi: Union Highway Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday was dismissive about Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s transfer to relaunch the ‘Odd-Even’ site visitors scheme to manage air pollution, saying it was not obligatory.

Chatting with reporters after Kejriwal introduced that the Odd-Even scheme can be again from November 4-15, Gadkari stated: “I don’t think it is necessary. We have made a new Ring Road, and with that Delhi’s pollution has come down a lot. And in my estimate in two years…Rs 50,000 crore has been provided by my department, and the Yamuna Clean Water and Clean Air Scheme are going on, and with that in two years Delhi will be pollution-free.”

Gadkari stated it’s as much as the Delhi authorities to implement the scheme.

Kejriwal stated that 1,000 electrical buses can be launched within the nationwide capital and {that a} bus aggregator coverage can be introduced quickly.

“If you enforce Odd-Even for a long time, the implementation becomes troublesome. As of now, Odd-Even will only be restricted to this time frame,” stated Kejriwal.

He additionally asserted that Supreme Court docket pointers throughout Diwali on firecrackers can be sternly enforced. Kejriwal additionally urged the folks of Delhi to participate in tree plantation drives.

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