Pollution

Arvind Kejriwal seeks public opinion on odd-even reimplementation

Before jumping the gun and introducing second phase of the odd-even scheme in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday came out with an elaborate plan to seek public opinion on the road-rationing experiment. The government has decided to invite public suggestions on a six-point questionnaire which will initially be sought through email, while a a phone line would be introduced in the longer run. The decision

After 'successful' even-odd trial in Delhi, it's detoxification time for Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is likely to leave for Bengaluru next week for his cough treatment. Kejriwal will visit the city on a 10-day medical leave on January 22. According to reports, Kejriwal was supposed to go on leave on Decembers 22 but due to preparations for the implementation  of even-odd scheme , he decide to extend the date by one month. The 15-day initiative of the odd-even scheme

Arvind Kejriwal Thanks Chief Justice For Car-Pooling

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today thanked Chief Justice TS Thakur for voluntarily joining the Delhi government’s odd-even pilot project to counter pollution. The Chief Justice is among the VIPs who have been exempted from the odd-even project, under which private vehicles with odd numbers are allowed to ply on odd dates and vice versa. On Tuesday, following a news report in The Indian Express on how the Chief Justice

Not possible to implement odd-even scheme in Delhi permanently: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said he was “overwhelmed” by the response of people towards the odd-even scheme in the national capital. The CM further said that the pilot initiative of the AAP government has turned “into a movement”, two hours after the commencement of the radical scheme. The odd-even formula is aimed at mitigating spiralling air pollution levels with the stipulation today that private cars bearing odd-registration

After anti-corruption, Delhites now join AAP for anti-pollution: Gopal Rai

Praising the media for its role in creating awareness regarding the odd-even traffic rule, Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai on Friday said that the new measure has become a major public movement and the first day of its implementation in the national capital has been a huge success. “Due to the support of the media, this resolve (odd-even rule) has become a major public movement now. And we can see

Convince Family To Follow Odd-Even Rule, Arvind Kejriwal Tells Delhi Students

Arvind Kejriwal administers pledge to combat pollution to students. Here are the highlights: I myself have 2 kids, my daughter is in IIT Delhi, and my son is class 9 in Delhi My son told me not to talk about pollution rather explain us as to what we can do Pollution cannot be seen, everything in the hall looks clear. But there are small small particles PM 2.5 is dangerous,

Nitish Kumar bans sirens on VIP vehicles in Patna

It isn’t just Delhi that is taking on pollution. In Patna, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday banned the use of sirens in vehicles, except in those of the Governor, the Patna High Court Chief Justice, fire engines and ambulances. The need for the ban arose after complaints came in regarding VVIP and VIP vehicles blaring their sirens while crossing hospitals and schools. The decision was taken by Nitish

Policy alone will not fight pollution, says Sheila Dikshit

Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit said recently that policy alone cannot counter the pollution crisis in the city and a coordination of efforts among all agencies is needed to implement the decisions of the government. Pointing out that implementation was just as important as the policies themselves Dikshit said, “Unfortunately Kejriwal does not get along with either the police or the Lieutenant Governor and that is where implementation is

Determined to make Delhi world-class city: Arvind Kejriwal

Identifying pollution, solid waste management and traffic as major challenges facing Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said his government was looking for “ideas and partnership” to transform the capital into one of the best cities in the world. Kejriwal said this to US Ambassador Richard Verma when he called on the Chief Minister at Delhi Secretariat. In the meeting, where a range of issues figured, Kejriwal termed corruption