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Odd-Even Scheme Looks Like a Farce When Every Other Policy Is Encouraging Cars | CNN News 18

In past eight years, number of cars in Delhi has gone up by 73%, while number of buses has fallen by 17%. Worse, Delhi Metro expansion is delayed and fares have been hiked drastically. Air pollution is a matter of public debate today and everyone seems to have his or her own magical solution. Despite several committees and authorities working to address the problem, every year it’s getting worse. Even the courts have been proactive in taking cognizance of the severity of the problem — several directions have been given by the National Green Tribunal and the Supreme Court. Measures like Odd-Even scheme for vehicles have been criticised for not being effective enough by environmentalist as well as the NGT. The ban on diesel vehicles older than 10 years also met a firm resistance from the government recently, which the Tribunal refused to lift. Measures such as immediate ban on construction activities, restrictions on entry of heavy vehicles in Delhi etc, are