New Delhi: The Delhi government will hold meetings in all the 70 assembly constituencies on February 6 and 7 to gather public opinion before implementing the second phase of the odd-even scheme in the national capital.
The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia with PWD Minister Satyendar Jain, Divisional Commissioner A Anbarasu, Special Commissioner Ankur Garg, all district magistrates, ADMs, SDMs and MLAs.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had on January 25 announced that his government would seek public opinion on the implementation of the second phase of the road rationing experiment and also issued an email id - firstname.lastname@example.org - in this regard.
"At least four public meetings will be held in every constituency on February 6 and 7 to seek public opinion on the implementation of the second phase of the odd-even scheme. Sub-Divisional Magistrates (SDMs) in consultation with MLAs will decide the venues (for the meetings)," said a senior government official.
The official said MLAs will be responsible for pamphlet distribution and informing the residents about the time and venues of the meetings in their respective areas.
The Transport department will soon put in public domain an online form and also make public a phone number for inviting the public views.
The Kejriwal government has invited public suggestions on a six-point questionnaire which will initially be sought through email, while a phone line would be introduced in the longer run.
Last week, the Chief Minister had said the six broad questions on which the government is seeking public responses include whether the scheme should be implemented again? If yes, when it should be done and for what duration, whether people will be encouraged to buy another car and whether the exemptions introduced earlier were up to the mark or need to be reconsidered?
"We will give four options for possible dates for the second phase - February 14, March 1, April 1 or May 1. Similarly, for how many days the car-rationing scheme should be in place - 15 days, one month, 15 days every month or permanently," he had said.