Even-odd car number formula: Arvind Kejriwal likely to meet Rajnath Singh today

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is expected to meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday to deliberate on the proposed odd-even registration number private vehicle formula.

Updated: Dec 08, 2015, 07:31 AM IST
Even-odd car number formula: Arvind Kejriwal likely to meet Rajnath Singh today

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is expected to meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday to deliberate on the proposed odd-even registration number private vehicle formula.

Amid debates over the practicality of the proposed alternate-days rule for plying of vehicles in the streets, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief on Monday recorded an audio message urging people to give the 'odd-even' restriction on plying of vehicles a chance while top officials met to work out its modalities even as the Delhi Police said that they have not yet been approached by the government seeking assistance in enforcement of the rule.

Kejriwal's odd-even formula has earned the backing of new Supreme Court Chief Justice TS Thakur who said he won't mind taking a bus to the court or even walking down from his residence to work.

Delhi Home Minister Satyender Jain is also scheduled to meet Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari today to discuss the rationing of vehicles on the capital's roads from January 1.

The national capital has nearly 90 lakh registered vehicles, with cars accounts for nearly a third of the vehicular population.

The odd-even division won't apply to CNG-driven public transport including buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws.

If implemented, the measure is expected to steeply bring down the number of vehicles on Delhi's choked roads. Air pollution is also tipped to fall, providing solace to those hit by pollution-related health issues.

But Delhi being the national capital, the Delhi government's path-breaking decision will need the backing of the central government.