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VOL 23 NO 65 REGD NO DA 1589 | Dhaka, Friday, January 15 2016
Posted : 15 Jan, 2016 19:41:16 AA-A+
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Odd-even ends successfully, Kejriwal hails Delhiites
Odd-even ends successfully, Kejriwal hails Delhiites




Contrary to people’s anticipation, odd-even policy came to an end on Friday with a successful two-week run and showed Delhiites’ confidence in their Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who thanked them and the concerned departments for making the anti-pollution scheme a success. The odd-even trial helped in reducing the pollution level to 25 per cent. “Today, odd-even trial comes to an end and I want to congratulate Delhiites. I would thank the Metro team, all concerned departments and all those women who followed the scheme despite being exempted from the policy,” Kejriwal told reporters here on Friday. “Pollution has come down, but the most significant change was less congestion on the roads and this was the biggest benefit for the people. It reduced their commuting time. In fact, many want us to continue with the policy and they are ready to bear the inconvenience,” he added. During the two weeks about 6,000 buses were ferrying people and 53 lakh citizens availed the services as compared to 47 lakh otherwise. And during the trial period, 9,144 vehicles were challaned, 19,614 calls were made and 4,500 people downloaded the carpooling app, according to The Statesman.

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