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Swaraj India slams Delhi government moves on pollution

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Swaraj party on Saturday hit out at Delhi's government's knee-jerk reactions to tackle the pollution menace instead of taking long term institutional measures.

"I am not, in principle, opposed to odd-even scheme as and when it is required but Delhi's public transport is in shambles. Our national capital not even has 3,000 buses as against a requirement of 10,000. The has not yet been able to make provisions for last mile connectivity even after making promises in its election manifesto. There has been no policy measure to promote non-motorised transport in the capital," said its unit chief Anupam.

He said that the situation became worse as Metro fares have been hiked twice in just six months.

Anupam said it was possible that the ongoing pollution crisis will end soon but hoped that the AAP doesn't forget to take up solid long-term comprehensive measures, "otherwise will be forced to face such a crisis" every year.

--IANS

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First Published: Sun, November 12 2017. 00:14 IST
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