The odd-even scheme may return in April 2016.

Delhi supports odd-even scheme online survey shows
news Odd-Even Scheme Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 17:09

The odd-even scheme in Delhi has been much talked about, with Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia even hinting that the scheme may make a comeback in April 2016.

According to change.org, more than three-fourths of Delhi citizens who tool part in an online survey have voted overwhelmingly in favour of re-introducing the scheme.

The results of the survey declared on February 10 show that out of the nearly 13,500 Delhiites who participated in the survey, more than 10,500 wanted the scheme to be back while more than half the respondents wanted the scheme to be implemented permanently. More than 9,600 people said they will ‘not buy a second car’ if the scheme is brought back. 

The survey was conducted from January 28 to February 9 among the citizens of Delhi. The Delhi government’s Odd-Even questionnaire was the basis for the survey and the participants responded to the questionnaire via email.

“Delhiites have shown an active interest in expressing their opinion on Odd­Even by starting or signing Change.org petitions for and against the scheme since January. The current findings show that Delhiites not just want Odd­Even scheme back, but a significant number of them want it back permanently,” said Preethi Herman, Country Lead, Change.org India.

Change.org is the world’s largest online platform for social change.

The Delhi government had introduced the odd-even formula for vehicles in Delhi from January 1, 2016 for a period of 15 days to deal with vehicular pollution caused by nearly 9 million private registered vehicles on the road.        

At the end of the scheme, the government claimed that the measures had reduced air pollution by up to 25 per cent during the two weeks it was in force.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also appealed to the people of Delhi to continue observing the car rationing measures "voluntarily" even after the odd-even scheme officially came to an end on January 15.

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