Odd-Even Scheme: Pollution Down By 25 %, Claims Delhi Government

08/01/2016 9:04 AM IST | Updated 29/08/2016 9:43 PM IST
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A volunteer holds a placard which reads "We will make a pollution free city" at a traffic intersection usually congested, on the first day of a two-week experiment to reduce the number of cars to fight pollution in New Delhi, India, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. The volunteers are meant to encourage people to fall in line with the government’s plan to allow private cars on the roads only on alternate days from Jan. 1-15, depending on whether their license plates end in an even or an odd number. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

NEW DELHI -- The Delhi Government has claimed that the pollution level in the city has come down due to implementation of the odd-even scheme for cars.

Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday said the major pollutant PM 2.5 came down by around 25 percent as compared to the average figure of December last year.

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Rai said data collected from 18 different locations in the city is showing a decline in the pollution level, but the scheme has had no major effect at border areas.

He said the scheme would continue till 15 December, while further decision would be taken after reviewing its outcome.

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