Kejriwal's odd-even formula comes under crticism from NGT

The NGT said that the government's move will encourage people to buy two cars with even and odd number plates.

Updated: Dec 11, 2015, 14:17 PM IST
Kejriwal's odd-even formula comes under crticism from NGT
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: In a major blow for the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday questioned his proposed odd-even formula for vehicles to curb pollution in the national capital. 

The tribunal said that the government's move will encourage people to buy two cars with even and odd number plates.

In a move to check pollution in Delhi, the government has decided to impose odd-even formula for vehicles where vehicles with odd number will be allowed to ply on odd dates and cars with even number plates on even days.  The plan is likely to be implemented from January 1 next year. 

The government has asked Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) to double the number of buses from January 1 to 15 next year when the odd even formula will be implemented on a trial basis.

Delhi Metro has also been asked to increase the frequency of trains during this phase to accommodate the extra commuters.