New Delhi: To firmly deal with the mounting pollution level in Delhi's air, the Arvind Kejriwal-led government has come up with a plan to allow odd and even numbered vehicles to run on alternate days from January 01.
The move may hopefully bring down the pollution level, but the problem lies with its practicality.
Here's why the formula may not suit the hustle and bustle lifestyle of national capital:
Dearth of public transport
Finding a public transport in many areas is still an ordeal. Delhiites face such problems almost daily. With limited private vehicles on road, public transport – overly stuffed with passengers – will remain the only source for commuting. Jostling, teasing and claustrophobia are add ons.
A person with serious health concerns may not have time to check the day on calendar before being driven down to a hospital.
January and February being the most preferred months for wedding celebrations may not prove the apt period to launch the formula. Imagine a bride or a groom using a public transport on their D-Day if their wedding falls on the day when their car numbers turn hostile to them.
Frequent and hour-long traffic jams
To keep a tab on the numbers, Delhi Traffic Police will have to put more barriers on prominent junctions. This may further slow down the traffic, resulting in major traffic jams.
Feasible for rich, but others may suffer
For a person with all means acquiring two or more cars with different numbers is no big deal. But then, not everyone enjoys the same privilege.