With Delhi have successfully implemented the “odd and even” formula to curb congestion on roads and pollution, TS mulling to adopt the same rule for Hyderabad.
Officials of the State Pollution Control Board and transport department on Thursday at a meeting discussed the possibility of implementing the odd even formula in Hyderabad.
Officials from various departments expressed the need to implement such a plan in the city to bring down pollution levels and traffic issues in the city.
If Odd-Even formula implemented then, the vehicles whose registration number ends with an odd number should ply on odd dates, and those ending with even numbers on even dates.
“A study needs to be taken up to know if public transport facilities can cater to the needs of the people who have to leave vehicles at home. The field situation needs to be understood before the Odd-Even plan is After Delhi, odd-even formulproposed,” said an official. Air Quality Index Value was recorded at 105 in Punjagutta, 120 in and around Zoo Park area in December.
“The condition of roads should also improve. At present, vehicles move at a speed of 8 to 10 km per hour in some areas. If the speed increases, pollution levels will come down. Also, all vehicles should have Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate. ‘No PUC, No Petrol’ condition should be implemented,” Ravinder suggested.