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The sky is clear now, there is no need of odd-even scheme: Kejriwal

The Delhi government brought the scheme into effect from November 4 as the city's air quality plunged into the "severe" category

Press Trust of India 

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses during the launch of a campaign 'Farishte Dilli Ke' at Maulana Azad Medical College,  in New Delhi, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. (PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary) (

Chief Minister on Monday said there is no need of the odd-even road rationing scheme now as the pollution levels have come down.

The Delhi government brought the scheme into effect from November 4 as the city's plunged into the "severe" category.

The scheme concluded on November 15 with Kejriwal saying it could be extended if required. He had said that a final decision on extension will be taken on Monday.

"The sky is clear now, there is no need of it (scheme)", he said in a press conference.

Over 5,000 violators of the rule were fined with Rs 4,000 each during the scheme.

The in Delhi improved marginally on Monday but remained in the "poor" category for the second consecutive day.

At 9 am on Monday, the index (AQI) in the capital stood at 207 against an AQI of 254 at the same time on Sunday.

First Published: Mon, November 18 2019. 13:00 IST
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