December,6,2015: Chief Justice of India (CJI) TS Thakur on Sunday extended his support to the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government’s controversial odd-even vehicle formula.
The radical plan of the Delhi government to allow odd and even-numbered vehicles on alternate days from January 1 got a thumbs up from the CJI, who said. “Judges have no problem with the odd-even formula of the Delhi government.”
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called the endorsement a “huge encouragement”. He tweeted, “CJI’s support 2 odd even formula is welcome n huge encouragement. SC judges pooling cars wud inspire millions 2 follow. Thank u My Lords.”
Kejriwal had on Saturday said the plan to allow odd and even numbered vehicles on alternate days on Delhi roads from January 1 was an “experiment” to deal with the “emergency situation” in the city. He said it could be discontinued if people faced problems.
Delhi’s AAP government has announced that private vehicles bearing odd and even registration numbers will be allowed to ply only on alternate days starting January 1.