Odd-Even at its Best

 

We all know about the odd-even rule which was applied in the National Capital Delhi few days back. With the growing pollution density in the city it was a lot necessary to take certain measures to control the pollution growth which was growing at a very faster rate in the city. It is a step was taken by the Kejriwal Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) govt. which is currently in power. That step was distributing the load of traffic on the roads on different days. Ministry made a reform for a trial from Jan 1 to Jan 15 2016 such that only cars with odd registration numbers will be functional on odd days and cars with even registration numbers will be functional on only even days. However, this was applicable to petrol and diesel variants of the vehicles and CNG which is considered as the green fuel was allowed to be functional on all the days.

Every measure has some pros and cons. Similarly, behind this new step taken by the ministry the aim was to control the pollution level and it also helped in reducing traffic on local roads but it also raised some measures issues like public transportation were not able to meet the heavy load that was increased these days. Delhi Metro was full right from the first station and there was no space for people waiting at the subsequent stations. Also, people faced problem to follow their daily routines as there were delay in the schedule. The government must see and take action so that this rule can be implemented in a better way in coming days and then could set an example for the other states.

But, a change is the need of the hour. May be it is the time that some change would come and it is trying to come. Kejriwal promised to make proper arrangements for facilities before this scheme would be relaunched. However, one thing was quite clear that Delhi people showed unity with support as they followed this rule with great discipline and immatureness. This raise a hope in the hearts of that entire situation can be made better as all are united. And this would apply not only to Delhi but to all the cities in the nation.

We all know about the GPS navigation which can help people find the nearest cabs and taxis to take them to their destination. Cheap CNG cabs from the govt. can help to alleviate the situations. Also, Metro load should be increased for the people at least at the major and common stations which link to corporate offices and residential. As a spectator to this condition, I can understand that this would be highly difficult to implement but once done we can at least give fresh air to our children and the upcoming generations. This rule has really created an impact for the whole society.

 

This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can  apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.

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