Delhi pollution: Vadra criticises AAP government for VIP exemptions in odd-even scheme
Robert Vadra slammed the AAP government in Delhi for exempting VIPs from following the odd-even scheme that has been implemented to tackle the pollution level in Delhi.
New Delhi: Businessman Robert Vadra took to social media to criticise the Kejriwal government in Delhi for exempting VIPs from following the odd-even scheme, that is implemented with an aim to reduce the level of pollution in the national capital.
Vadra took to Facebook and said that all must adhere to law.
He posted on his social media page: "I do hope this formula of inconveniencing regular commuters, will help in bringing down the levels of pollution in the city, rather than only decrease the traffic congestion on the roads. My one most significant grouse on this scheme is, why have we exempted all VIP vehicles to drive around in any vehicle with any number ODD or EVEN ?! Since members of parliaments are elected by the people, and other VIPs in plump posts, are meant to be an example and by adhering to the rules they create, I think it's clearly hypocritical."
"We all must follow the rules for them to know, the difficulties for children, women who cannot drive, and men to make changes in their routines, regular transports also not being available to substitute in commuting. We must revolt for each citizen of Delhi should have to follow the rules and have no special exempt list for VIPs," Vadra further stated in his post.
The odd-even scheme was re-introduced in Delhi from 8 am on November 4, to combat the air pollution level which is severe in the state. Accordingly, vehicles with registration numbers ending with even and odd numbers can run on alternate days on Delhi roads. However, the scheme does not apply to VIPs as they are exempted from following it.
The scheme will be in effect till November 15. The BJP has termed this move as an election gimmick, and people too have mixed reactions given the inconvenience they face in commuting.
Excluding VIPs, a fine of Rs 4000 would be slapped on motorists flouting the rules of the odd-even scheme.
(With ANI inputs)