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Odd-even consultation enters day two; Govt. buoyed over result


New Delhi : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government’s drive to seek public opinion about the ‘Odd-Even formula’ implementation entered the second day today with the consultation process taking place in East Delhi, South Delhi and North Delhi.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia will participate in the consultation process in his constituency.

“Opinions received on e-mail and Internet are positive. Saturday was the first day of the meeting but it held in limited quarters. But there are many meetings today. I will let you know about the meeting’s response by the evening ,” said Sisodia.

On Saturday, many state legislators sought the people opinion in order to bring back the scheme.

AAP MLA from Tilak Nagar, Jarnail Singh, claimed that residents from his constituency had given a “go ahead” to bring back the Odd-Even scheme.

AAP MLA Parmila Tokus held a public meeting in R.K. Puram, which witnessed a bad track record of air pollution, claimed she was backed by a large section of the locals to “go ahead” with the scheme.

The MLAs also claimed that many of the locals demanded to bring back the scheme as soon as possible, however, school vans/buses ferrying the children must be exempted.

Besides, in-person consultation, the government has also sought opinion via email and helpline numbers.

After the successful first phase trial for 15 days, the Delhi Government had announced to bring back the formula to curb the air pollution level and congestion on roads in Delhi, citing the demand from the people.

However, the AAP Government made it increasingly clear that no additional arrangement of public transport is being made available during the Odd-Even scheme. The computers have to suffer thorough the crisis of strong public transport rather it has to use the available one.

Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai, in his last press conference, had announced that the first fleet of 1,000 cluster busses would only be available after April.

The government is set to make the official data public on February 8.(ANI)

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