Delhi implements odd-even scheme amidst high pollution levels

Delhi implements odd-even scheme amidst high pollution levels

The odd-even rule began in New Delhi due to the rising levels of pollution in the city. The scheme allows odd numbered cars to be driven on odd dates while even number can be driven on even dates. The air quality index of Delhi was at a whopping 436 which is termed as ’severe’ and is about nine times more than the recommended maximum.

Scott
Scott
(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 3 months

The real problem is that the vehicles people are using aren’t efficient in terms of emissions. You’ve got lots of people in tiny cars and motorcycles that while fuel efficient and good in terms of horsepower/ton ratios are terrible in terms of emissions. Especially in stop and go traffic. I’m not certain that cutting back on the amount of vehicles used fixes the problem or not.

porcus
porcus 3 months

Delhi is going about this the wrong way; they need to remove ICE vehicles especially for non-mass transit use. China has few ICE motorcycles, scooters, etc; nearly all are EV instead. India needs to take a similar approach as that reduces the emissions greatly. The only problem with this suggestion is that India struggles to produce enough electricity as it is; they have rolling blackouts across large portions of the nation.

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