09/12/2015 11:05 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Odd-Even Scheme To Be Implemented January 1 Onwards From 8 AM To 8 PM

In this Dec 1, 2015 photo, streaks of light show traffic moving in New Delhi, India. Over the last decade the city's air pollution has grown so rapidly that the cold weather turns the city into a grey, smog-filled health nightmare. New Delhi has earned the dubious distinction of being the world's dirtiest city, surpassing Beijing, once the poster child for air pollution. (AP Photo /Tsering Topgyal)

NEW DELHI -- The Delhi Government on Tuesday said that the final proposal on the odd-even formula to curb the menace of ever rising pollution in the national capital would be out by December 25.

"Final proposal on odd-even formula will be out by December 25. It will be implemented from January 1, 2016, applicable from 8 am to 8 pm, exempting Sunday," Delhi's Transport and Rural Development Minister Gopal Rai told a press conference.

He also asserted that cars with even numbers would be allowed to ply on even dates and those with odd numbers on odd dates.

The odd-even formula was among a series of measures announced at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday after the National Green Tribunal pulled up the Delhi Government for failing to curb air pollution.

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