Odd-Even scheme 2019: Day One gets mixed reactions from Twitterrati; some want it to be permanent, others are not convinced

As the pollution levels visibly dropped, making way for a clearer sky, Delhiites took to Twitter to react to the improved weather conditions.

FP Staff November 05, 2019 13:23:45 IST
Odd-Even scheme 2019: Day One gets mixed reactions from Twitterrati; some want it to be permanent, others are not convinced
  • In the wake of alarming levels of pollution in the National Capital, AAP government reimplementated th famous odd-even scheme in the city from 4 November.

  • As per reports, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) the odd-even scheme, coupled with high wind speed, brought down pollution levels in Delhi by 82 per cent in eight hours on Monday

  • Some credited the scheme for lesser traffic on roads, clear sky and suggested that the government makes this permanent.

  • Others, however, questioned the government's intent and called this move a failure.

In the wake of alarming levels of pollution in the National Capital, AAP government re implemented the Odd-Even scheme in the city from Monday. The move met with mixed reactions from residents. While several lauded the government, saying that such a step needed to be taken to combat the rise in air pollution, others accused it of not taking enough steps to curb pollution and of politicising the issue.

According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) the odd-even scheme, coupled with high wind speed, brought down pollution levels in Delhi by 82 percent in eight hours on Monday, reported India Today.

As the pollution levels visibly dropped, making way for a clearer sky, Delhiites took to Twitter to react to the improved weather conditions.

Some credited the scheme for less traffic on roads, clear sky and suggested that the government make this permanent.

Another user posted a video of him driving through the road and thanking Odd-Even for a traffic-free Sardar Patel Marg which is usually busy on other days.

However, some Twitter users claimed that the Odd-Even scheme did nothing to improve the situation in the city and credited strong winds and nature for it. They questioned the government's intent behind the move that brought inconveniences to the residents and called the move a failure.

Few also questioned the government for not exempting vehicles that run on CNG.

Updated Date:

also read

Delhi air pollution; Construction to resume, call on school reopenings on 24 Nov
India

Delhi air pollution; Construction to resume, call on school reopenings on 24 Nov

The Delhi government on Sunday night extended the ban on the entry of trucks carrying non-essential items and work-from-home for its employees till 26 November to combat air pollution and minimise its health effects

Delhi's air quality continues to remain in 'very poor' category with overall AQI of 372
India

Delhi's air quality continues to remain in 'very poor' category with overall AQI of 372

Delhi has reimposed ban on construction and demolition activities following the Supreme Court's directions and extended the ban on entry of trucks till 30 November

Delhi's air pollution level dips to 'severe category' again; unfavourable weather conditions major factor
India

Delhi's air pollution level dips to 'severe category' again; unfavourable weather conditions major factor

Neighbouring Faridabad (417), Ghaziabad (373), Greater Noida (378), Gurgaon (361) and Noida (383) also saw a dip in air quality on Friday morning.