CJI Thakur supports odd-even vehicle plan; Kejriwal says it's 'huge encouragement'

In a major development, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Tirath Singh Thakur on Sunday extended his support to the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government's controversial odd-even vehicle formula.

Updated: Dec 06, 2015, 15:37 PM IST
CJI Thakur supports odd-even vehicle plan; Kejriwal says it's 'huge encouragement'

New Delhi: In a major development, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Tirath Singh Thakur on Sunday extended his support to the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government's controversial odd-even vehicle formula.

Reacting to Justice TS Thakur's support to odd-even vehicle plan, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said that the support from the CJI is welcome and huge encouragement.

"CJI's support 2 odd even formula is welcome n huge encouragement. SC judges pooling cars wud inspire millions 2 follow. Thank u My Lords (sic)," Arvind Kejriwal tweeted.

In a radical step to curb air pollution, the Delhi's AAP government has announced that private vehicles bearing odd and even registration numbers will be allowed to ply only on alternate days starting January 1.

Also, amid widespread apprehension over the odd and even number scheme for private vehicles, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal struck a conciliatory note and said it will be tried out for limited period of time and it will be stopped if there are problems galore.

Seeking to assuage concerns, Kejriwal said his government would not allow the people to be inconvenienced.