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Delhites don't favour odd-even number plate rule

Delhites don't favour odd-even number plate rule
Rachit Hirani Rachit Hirani Monday 21 December 2015, 14:14 PM

As per a survey by – one of India’s leading public engagement platform – about 69 per cent of Delhites aren’t in favour of the odd-even number plates rule that is likely to be implemented from the 1st of January 2016. About 61 per cent of people believe that this will increase the number of vehicles plying on Delhi roads. Around 9,000 people responded to this poll.

Furthermore, 74 per cent of the citizens support the ban of registration of new diesel cars and 78 per cent were in favour of banning 10-year old diesel vehicles altogether. As for implementing these rules in the NCR on a trial basis, there was a 50:50 split.

The respondents believe that there are other issues that must be sorted before applying the even-odd rule. For one, all diesel commercial vehicles older than 10 years must be banned. Delhi government should also work with the Haryana Government to complete the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal bypass. Once this route is ready, it will divert most of the traffic on to this road and avoid entry of several vehicles into Delhi; these are vehicles, which are essentially heading to other areas in the National Capital, and not Delhi.

The Ghaziabad-Palwal road construction needs to be completed on an urgent basis as well. This will help implementing the Supreme Court’s order on commercial vehicle’s entry into New Delhi. There’s also suggestion of stricter policing of PUC certification. For instance, No-PUC-No-Fuel policy could work. And open burning of garbage and other wastes should be banned with a fine of Rs 5000 being levied if caught. Anyone caught doing this thrice, should be either imprisoned or fined Rs 50,000.

Finally, there’s also suggestion of replacing brooms with vacuum cleaners for cleaning roads; covering of construction sites and banning of crackers at private events.


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