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Shimla may adopt Delhi's odd-even vehicle scheme

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 Dec 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Shimla, Dec 30: Taking a cue from Delhi, the Shimla authorities are contemplating implementing odd-even vehicle number scheme to regulate traffic and check pollution, an official said on Wednesday. “If the plan is successful in Delhi, we are planning to introduce odd-even scheme to regulate traffic in Shimla too,” Deputy Mayor Tikender Panwar told IANS about the ‘Queen of Hills’, as this town was fondly called by the British rulers. Studies conducted by the Shimla Municipal Corporation say 45 percent people prefer walking in Shimla, while 48 percent opt public mode of transport for commuting and the remaining seven percent people use private vehicles. “If we mage to regulate the private and government vehicles, we could reduce the traffic congestion problem in the town,” he added. Officials said there are over 80,000 vehicles registered in Shimla. The number of vehicles in the capital increases to double during the peak tourist season (from May to June and December to January). It means that the town sees over 150,000 vehicles, of both residents and tourists, on a single day during the tourist season. (IANS)

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