There was so much of tension and excitement at the same time when the Odd even formula started by the AAP govt in the capital city of India i.e. Delhi. It has been developed on the basis of odd even formula in China. This is a novel concept which can be used to reduce pollution. According to this concept, only even number registered cars will run on even days and odd numbered registered cars on odd days. As every coin has 2 sides, this thought of the govt. Of Delhi, also have 2 sides. First the good part of the formula. This will help curb pollution as the carbon emission and toxic fumes escaping out of vehicles will reduce and this will also reduce the influx of traffic on the capital roads, which in turn will help reduce the problem of traffic jams in Delhi, not to mention the least that public transport will be used more which will bring an increased income for the government. The overall congestion in the city will decrease and the citizens will be able to breathe cleaner air.
Now let us move to the flip side i.e. the dark side of this scheme and issues. First and foremost, the inconvenience it causes to the people of the city. The most crushed are those who are middle class and can afford only one car. They are forced to use public transport and bear with all the discomfort. Not to mention they also waste their productive hours in these things. These hours, which could be saved while travelling through their own cars/vehicles, could be used to do some productive work, which have led to an overall increase in man hours, efficiency of the industry as well as a growth in the GDP of the country.
Second problem is the increased reliance of people on public transport and that too when the current system of public transport is far from satisfactory. The public buses as well as local trains of Delhi are already under more pressure than they can handle. The system is still inefficient to cater to the needs and demands of the people and this odd even formula will only serve to create further pressure on it.DMRC is a good example but still it can also be extended further to reduce the pressure on the govt.
Now having considered both the sides, I would like to say that even though the initial idea is good, but is far from being practical. It should be further improved a lot, so that it can be implemented without causing any discomfort to the general public. We can also think of various alternatives that can be thought of until this idea is in place to get properly implemented. One thing is sure that this new government has come up with different approach and it will help in changing the society and make it a better place to breathe and live.