Week 3 Link: Delhi’s Odd-Even Rule


After being crowned the most polluted city in the world, the Delhi government embarked on one of the most ambitious projects in environmental and social reform attempted in the past few years in India. The implemented odd-even policy, aimed to reduce the number of cars on the road by restricting the day in which citizens are allowed to use their vehicles  (cars that have number plates ending in an odd number, are only allowed to be driven on “odd days”, and vice versa for “even numbers” ) This article examines the extent to which these measures were successful in actually affecting the levels of pollutions, and the possibility of more success in the future


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