1. Centre, Delhi Police to support odd-even scheme: Arvind Kejriwal

Centre, Delhi Police to support odd-even scheme: Arvind Kejriwal

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today assured full support of the Centre and Delhi Police to Delhi government on implementing its odd-even scheme for plying of private vehicles...

By: | New Delhi | Published: December 9, 2015 7:22 PM
he apprised Singh of all the proposals during his nearly 40-minute-long meeting with the Home Minister, whose response was "very positive". (PTI)

Odd, even formula: Arvind Kejriwal said that he apprised Rajnath Singh of all the proposals during his nearly 40-minute-long meeting with the Home Minister, whose response was “very positive”. (PTI)

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today assured full support of the Centre and Delhi Police to Delhi government on implementing its odd-even scheme for plying of private vehicles in the city from January 1, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.

He said he apprised Singh of all the proposals during his nearly 40-minute-long meeting with the Home Minister, whose response was “very positive”.

“He said the Centre and Delhi Police will fully support the move. He flagged few concerns like exempting vehicles carrying patients or being driven by women and other emergencies. Something has to be worked out on this. There are two-three suggestions. We will consider them and which may be exempted,” Kejriwal told reporters.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain were also present.

Kejriwal also raised the issue of installation of CCTV cameras across Delhi to which Singh assured him of cooperation.

“We will be needing the police’s help in the case of CCTV cameras as well because ultimately the feed will go directly to them. The issue is in Delhi High Court now and there is needless bickering. We will together work this out,” Kejriwal said.

The city government on Friday, in a radical step to curb air pollution, had announced that private vehicles bearing odd and even registration numbers will be allowed to ply only on alternate days starting January 1.

Asked whether his government was diluting the scheme in the face of criticism as it did not have a well-prepared scheme, Kejriwal said, “We had one option that we would continue doing homework for the next two years even as children would continue to die and cough. I would continue to cough as well.”

The second option, he said, was to take a concrete decision and work out the issues together.

“Let’s do it for 15 days and learn and then do it again. What’s the issue here?”

Kejriwal will hold a review meeting with all his Cabinet ministers and officials from transport, environment, PWD and revenue departments tomorrow.

The Delhi government will also hold a meeting with the heads of schools in the national capital to see if the school buses can be also roped into the mission.

Yesterday, Transport Minister Gopal Rai had said that the government will come out with a detailed blueprint by December 25 which will answer all the questions being raised by experts and public on the scheme.

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    Jam
    Jul 20, 2016 at 9:51 am
    Yeah, I do believe him a lot more than the conniving BJP goons. He has a lot more credibility than Modi, frankly.
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      Jul 20, 2016 at 2:32 am
      rootulu.
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        BharatLal
        Jul 20, 2016 at 11:47 am
        Corrupt Jumla govt is not allowing people to take phones in Delhi police stns too. They are just too scared of being exposed. That is the only reason. Their intention is to hide corruption, not remove it.
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          adfd
          Jul 20, 2016 at 9:23 am
          yesterday my kid was crying for not being allowed to carry his toy cell phone to school.
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            ashok garg
            Jul 19, 2016 at 6:47 pm
            shame
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              Shivam
              Jul 20, 2016 at 7:51 am
              ka baccha
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                raaj
                Jul 20, 2016 at 3:45 pm
                no one want sto be caught sleeping and off guard.. mobiles are nuisance in any meeting half the partints are talking through out the meeting... CM were called to listen and not to argue ....and heard.. some CM love their voice so much think this is good forum for ranting and abusing Govt .. my suggestion CM may be allowed to carry mobiles designed by PMO .. such that at entry SIM cards are placed on sp mobiles with camera and recording facilities ... look at insta photos of people dozing and enjoying o in the meetings
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                  youth
                  Jul 20, 2016 at 6:44 am
                  feku ka chamcha
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