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Maharashtra could adopt Delhi's odd-even plan

Maharashtra could adopt Delhi's odd-even plan
Firoze Irani Firoze Irani Friday 08 January 2016, 16:42 PM

Accepting good things is the speciality of the 21st century are the words of the Finance Minister, Sudhir Mungantiwar. Moreover, the National Congress Party in Maharashtra, has demanded adoption of the odd-even plan. The odd-even plan is potentially in the foreseeable future for Maharashtra.

NCP Mumbai Unit President Sachin Ahir said, "We need to implement the even-odd car number formula on roads of Mumbai as is being done in Delhi to make Mumbai pollution free. If this plan is successfully implemented, plying of as many as 50 per cent vehicles per day on the roads will be reduced. This will also help in reducing the city's carbon footprint as 26 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions are caused by using petroleum products. In addition to that the city is also seeing an increase in number of tankers, trucks, buses each day.”

Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar added, the government would wait for the results of the Delhi experiment to come in before taking a call. Moreover they will do whatever they can and take in all ideas to reduce traffic and pollution levels in Mumbai. It has just been four days now and that they can't judge the effects in four days.

Recently, Transport Minister, Gopal Rai said, "Delhi's atmosphere has improved. The court heard all our arguments. We are collecting data and will analyse it after the 15th," adding, "We will decide on extending it after that." This means the odd-even plan will stay in Delhi. Furthermore, Maharashtra could be next.


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