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Reports of Odd-Even trial being extended are false, says Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:13 IST

Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai has dismissed reports claiming the Odd-Even Policy of the government, meant to bring down the hazardous levels of air pollution in the National Capital, will be extended as false.

The reports had its origin in the response filed by the Delhi Government on the High Court's query as to why not restrict the Odd-Even Policy to just one week. The Delhi government, through its counsel Harish Salve, had apparently told the Court that the policy was working so well that it was considering extending the same for another week.

However, the government has cleared the air now saying the there is no plan of extending the much talked about scheme that has seen mixed reactions from Delhites. Gopal Rai also said that the government is now examining the data on pollution levels during the fifteen-day trial period to find out conclusively if the scheme was successful in improving Delhi's air quality.

First published: 9 January 2016, 15:50 IST
 
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