The Government has provided a little relief to people who might feel discomfort while traveling on the days of ODD-EVEN scheme. There will be free DTC bus travel for people on the five days that the Odd-Even scheme is being implemented. The ODD-EVEN scheme will start from 13 November and last till 18 November. The timings will be from 8 am to 8 pm. The scheme will however, make exceptions for women and two wheel vehicles. “The Delhi government will allow free travel for commuters in all the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and its cluster buses during the Odd-Even scheme,” Delhi’s Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot commented to PTI about the decision of free DTC bus travel.
This must be a good news for people who have to travel to remote areas where Metro isn’t available and who might want to save their money on the days when they can’t travel by their own vehicle. By estimates, 13 Lakh Cars are going to be absent from the roads, which will make some contribution in the reduction of the smog that has enveloped the city.
A hazardous smog has covered the entire city of Delhi and its surrounding areas like NCR and Gurgaon, and the government is now preparing to counter or control it by various methods. The smog is dangerous for children, elders and everyone who remains outside for far too long. People are advised to wear a mask when they go outside or just avoid going out of the house altogether.