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  ‘Majority of Delhiites against odd-even scheme’

‘Majority of Delhiites against odd-even scheme’

Published : Apr 23, 2016, 1:12 am IST
Updated : Apr 23, 2016, 1:12 am IST

A survey conducted by activists of the Indian Youth Congress has revealed that a majority of Delhiites are against the AAP government’s odd-even car rationing scheme.

A survey conducted by activists of the Indian Youth Congress has revealed that a majority of Delhiites are against the AAP government’s odd-even car rationing scheme. The survey, based on the public opinion of about 10,000 people, was conducted at traffic intersections in all Assembly and parliamentary constituencies in the city.

Indian Youth Congress national media coordinator Amrish Ranjan Pandey said that the opinion of the majority of the people in the city was against the odd-even acheme and they were completely against this formula of the Delhi government to control pollution.

“People said that this formula is totally unrealistic and uncomfortable for them as they read in the newspapers daily that pollution level has not at all decreased and continues to be the same. Public transport, including Delhi Metro, has failed and travelling has now become a burden, the government’s policies are to provide relief to them but this formula and policy has become a headache for them,” added Mr Pandey.

The survey by the Indian Youth Congress also revealed that people also questioned money spent on the publicity of the odd-even scheme and allegedly described chief minister Arvind Kejriwal as publicity hungry. “While questioned about money spent in the publicity and advertisements of the odd-even scheme by the IYC activists, people mainly said that Mr Kejriwal and his government has cheated them by making tall promises before the Assembly elections and after the elections he seems to be a completely different man, who is eager for the publicity for himself and his party. He is a publicity-hungry chief minister,” said Mr Pandey.

According to findings of the Indian Youth Congress survey, the odd-even scheme is a total failure and a headache for the people of Delhi. “We have contacted around 10,000 across the city and will contact more people till April 30 when the second phase of the odd-even scheme will end,” he added.

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