Rajat Sharma

Delhi odd even formula

The Delhi government is all set to enforce the odd-even car plan from January 1. Police Commissioner BS Bassi said that a lot of effort is going in to it. However, the truth is that cars contribute just 9 per cent to Delhi’s pollution. According to a report drawn out by IIT Kanpur, road dust, at 56 per cent, is the biggest contributor to pollution in the national capital. This is followed by construction at 14 per cent and industries at 10 per cent. So, even with half the number of cars plying on Delhi roads during the application of the odd-even formula, the actual impact on reducing pollution levels will only be 4.5 per cent.

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