The Odd-Even scheme which has been introduced by Aam Aadmi Party from January 1st had shown encouraging results. It’s been a jam free drive for the people of national capital. The Delhi govt has termed the scheme as a success and urged the people to change their mindset to save the future.
According to AAP govt, the first air quality data from 24 locations show encouraging results of reduction in air pollution in last four days. The AAP volunteers who are monitoring the street along with police officers across the city also said that they had got tremendous response from the commuters across Delhi.
Earlier, according to High court we are in a gas chamber and anything can happen. The High court slammed both the Centre and state govts and asked to prepare a road map to reduce the rising pollutant in the nation capital. With more such steps, pollution in Delhi can be brought down.
But the million dollar question rises, why we are only talking about Delhi not NCR. Almost 30 pc of people residing in Noida and Gurgaon travel daily to Delhi and it’s nearby. We are only concern about Delhi but what about factories nearby it, and are cars in NCR not emitting pollutants?
Now a days, commuters are waiting for the time bound to over in bordering areas to enter Delhi, which creates huge chaos after 8 pm in the evening. Hundreds of cars snarling for more than one hour emit pollutants which was reduced during the entire day.
Taking leap from AAP govt, the UP and Haryana govts should take some steps to reduce pollution in NCR.