1) 30% less volume of vehicles on Delhi roads easing out road traffic.
2) 40% less sale of petrol & diesel leading to less combustion of fuel resulting in lower emission of harmful particles.
3) travelling time reduced to 40-50% leading to unproductive time and energy saving and better time management.
4) public transport not over crowded. DMRC also claimed the peak hour rush manageable. This shows that our public transport is not so bad as to deny any positive experiment. However, it has miles to go before calling it adequate.
5) strenghtend the belief that the Govt., the law enforcers and the public is willing to work together if truely meant for social cause and welfare. This reaffirms the belief that people is willing to forego little comfort if this improves quality of life in the long run. In the past also, Janata has happily tolerated traffic hardships at the time of CNG conversion, metro construction and flyover construction which have given great relief to common man in return.
5) Repairing of 600 Km roads have also contributed to the cause.
Before implementing next odd-even, the Govt/ police must work together to:
a) arrange for 20% increase in public transport facility
b) ensure all diesel commercial cabs/ taxis conversion into CNG by 31/03/2016, as ordered by SC
c) ensure cleaning of all major roads by vacum dust sucking cleaner as is already being done at Dwarka.
d) ensure rigorous implementation of SC orders regarding ban on heavy commercial vehicles entry from other states.
e) restricting polluting construction sites beyond norms by leving fines as per SC order.
f) installing 110 new CNG filling stations at NCR by 31/03/2016 as committed by the Central Govt.
e) bring 2-wheelers and women driven cars under its ambit.
I am sure that above measures, if taken effectively, are bound to yield positive and desired results. more