Monday, Sep 28, 2020 | Last Update : 03:59 PM IST

188th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra1339232103001535571 Andhra Pradesh6756746050905708 Tamil Nadu5808085251549313 Karnataka5755664622418582 Uttar Pradesh3870853258885594 Delhi2711142366515235 West Bengal2474252169214781 Odisha209374173571850 Telangana1872111564311107 Bihar178882164537888 Kerala175385117917678 Assam169985139977655 Gujarat1332191132403417 Rajasthan1288591077181441 Haryana1237821059901307 Madhya Pradesh117588932382207 Punjab107096840253134 Chhatisgarh9856566860777 Jharkhand7770964515661 Jammu and Kashmir69832495571105 Uttarakhand4533233642555 Goa3107125071386 Puducherry2548919781494 Tripura2412717464262 Himachal Pradesh136799526152 Chandigarh112128677145 Manipur9791760263 Arunachal Pradesh8649623014 Nagaland5768469311 Meghalaya5158334343 Sikkim2707199431 Mizoram178612880
  Life   More Features  17 Nov 2019  Mission successful?

Mission successful?

THE ASIAN AGE. | MAYANK GOYAL
Published : Nov 18, 2019, 12:01 am IST
Updated : Nov 18, 2019, 12:01 am IST

Friday marked the conclusion of odd-even in the city. Was it really successful, we ask Delhiites.

A move to extend the odd-even scheme might be in the talks if certain reports are to be believed
 A move to extend the odd-even scheme might be in the talks if certain reports are to be believed

Delhi's (in)famous pollution problem every year heralds a unique road scheme put in place by the Delhi Government. Yes, you guessed it right, odd-even, as we all know it. And just like the last few winters, the national capital again witnessed a change on the streets when the odd-even scheme was applied. The city still faced a few days with extremely poor air quality. So, was the scheme really worth it?

For many city residents the odd-even weeks turned out to be difficult. Rishabh Sharma, a 22-year-old student says, “Odd-even was actually a problem for me because I have to travel all the way from Noida to Delhi on a daily basis as my college is there. It became very difficult for me for the past few days.” He adds that he is not against it but thinks that there are many people like him found it inconvenient.

 

On the other hand, Shirshendu, a Delhiite believes that odd-even actually reduced the traffic by a bit. “Even though the main reason behind it was to reduce pollution, I don't think it reduced any pollution rate in Delhi. The implementation of it was right but it didn't work well,” he feels.

A move to extend the odd-even scheme might be in the talks if certain reports are to be believed. And many Delhiites believe that this might be for the best. Shashank Singh Rathore, a law student thinks that it was a good system because it reduced pollution. “I also think it should be extended for one or two weeks more as it might decrease the pollution and it should be applicable after every 2-3 months,” Singh adds.  

 

Radhika Malik another Delhi resident feels that odd-even was a blessing. Radhika says, “The government should surely extend odd-even because it was working quite well and at least people started using public transport.” She feels that the reason Delhi is facing a regular increase in pollution today is the fact that almost everyone owns a vehicle and no one is ready to use public transport because they are used to the comfort. “If you see a car on a red-light you will see mostly everyone inside is alone,” Radhika shares.

Tags: odd-even scheme