n the eve of its conclusion, Transport Minister Gopal Rai said he will preside over a coordination meeting on Saturday to assess and pass judgement on the actual impact of odd-even part-II on congestion and ambient air quality in the Capital.
To be convened at his Civil Lines residence, the meeting will see representation from the Transport Department, the Delhi Traffic Police, Civil Defence, the Delhi Transport Corporation and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.
A source said the meeting would be followed by a quick analysis of data related to congestion and air pollution in addition to seeming loopholes related to the enforcement of the scheme and the redressal of issues such as seeming lack of coordination between officials from various departments roped in to enforce the scheme.
“The government is of the view that the second phase of the road-rationing policy was as, if not more, successful than its trial in January in spite of issues such as heat and schools being in session among other factors based on the fact that a lesser number of violations were recorded this time,” said a senior government official.
As has already , the findings of an internal government assessment of the implementation of the scheme will be followed by a public survey to ascertain the possible implementation of the policy next time around.
Gopal Rai is expected to announce modalities related to the said survey, similar to an exercise following during the trial phase of the scheme between January 1 and January 15 this year, on Saturday.
The final decision related to the future implementation of the scheme in Delhi will rest on public preference for it, the recommendations of both the internal government assessment and the findings of a six-member panel constituted to assess the impact of the heat and open schools on its implementation in addition to CM Arvind Kejriwal’s views on repeating it, the official added.