As Delhi's air quality remains in the "severe" category, the Delhi government is implementing measures to address the issue. The familiar odd-even scheme will also return from November 13 to 20.
The odd-even scheme, which has been used in the past, allows vehicles with odd-ending registration numbers to operate on odd dates, which means on odd dates, vehicles with registration numbers ending in 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 will be allowed to ply, and on even dates, vehicles with registration numbers ending in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 will run. This action is in line with Stage IV of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).
The government will assess whether to extend or modify the scheme based on pollution levels during its one-week implementation. ing pollution following Diwali.
The impact of the scheme is also affected by weather conditions, with hopes that improved wind speeds will help disperse accumulated pollutants.
Delhi's air quality remains "severe" with an AQI of 429 as of 1 pm on Monday. The odd-even rule allows only vehicles with odd-ending registration numbers on odd-number days and those with even-ending numbers on even-number days.
The government is committed to closely monitoring the situation, with the possibility of extending or modifying the odd-even rule beyond November 20 under review.