Lucknow, November 4: Following footsteps of the Delhi government, the Uttar Pradesh government is planning to implement the odd-even car rationing scheme in the state to curb air pollution. Uttar Pradesh Forest Minister Dara Singh Chauhan on Monday said that the state traffic police department has been asked to be ready to implement the odd-even formula in the state. Once implemented, Uttar Pradesh will be the second state to do so. Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia Cycles His Way to Office as Odd-Even Rule Begins in Bid to Curb Pollution.
"Orders have been issued in this regard. Traffic police and Director General of Police have been directed to implement the odd-even scheme. The police department can only tell when the scheme will begin," Dara Singh Chauhan told reporters. His statement comes on a day when the odd-even scheme kicked-off in the national capital. This is the third time that the odd-even restrictions have been imposed in Delhi. Odd-Even in Delhi: BJP Leader Vijay Goel Violates Rule, Fined by Traffic Police.
The odd-even is a car rationing system where vehicles running with number plates ending with even numbers like 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8 will be allowed to run on even dates, while those with number plates ending with odd numbers like 1,3,5,7 and 9 will be allowed to run on odd dates. With the car rationing scheme, the government aims to curb the number of cars plying on streets and hence bring down the pollution emanating from vehicles to a certain extent.
On the first day of the odd-even scheme, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal carpooled to work with two of his cabinet colleagues. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia rode a bicycle to work.