An analysis of odd even road rationing scheme in delhi

Himani Maheshwari and Kamal Jain

The most populous democracy, India is also the seventh largest country in the world. New Delhi which is the capital city of India and usually abbreviated as “heart of India” shelters all the state government/MNC, startup centers. Delhi with the increased usage of vehicles, industrialization, and population growth, has turned into a poisonous pollutant punchbowl with innumerable ingredients. The odd-even road rationing scheme is the immediate and foremost measure taken by Delhi government to reduce and control the air pollution in and around Delhi. Thepresent study goal is to analyze the effects of pre, during, and post odd-even road rationing scheme on the ambient air quality in and around Delhi region. The Air Quality Index (AQI) identifies two responsible pollutants which are particulate matters PM 2.5 and PM 10. These are statistically evaluated on data collected from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Delhi Pollution Control Board (DPCC) websites for the study period (December 1, 2015 to January 30, 2016). The relationship between particulate pollutants (PM 2.5 and PM 10) with meteorological parameters such as temperature, relative humidity, and solar radiation, wind speed is also analyzed. Obtained results found that the different variations in level of pollutants may be due to wind speed, which has an inverse relationship with particulates.

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Himani Maheshwari and Kamal Jain.2017, An analysis of odd even road rationing scheme in delhi, International Journal of Current Science and Technology, Vol.5, Issue, 1, pp. 324-330