Odd-Even got 5.4 out of 10, majority agrees to implement permanently: PHD Chamber Survey

Odd-Even got 5.4 out of 10, majority agrees to implement permanently: PHD Chamber Survey

Odd-Even got 5.4 out of 10, majority agrees to implement permanently: PHD Chamber Survey

 

No.PR-14
April 29, 2016
New Delhi
 

Odd-Even got 5.4 out of 10, majority agrees to implement permanently: PHD Chamber Survey
 

Odd-Even rule has got a score of 5.4 out of 10 according to an extensive survey conducted by PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry to assess the commuters’ reaction.
 

Relaxation in traffic and reduction in time taken to reach the destination has got a score of 5.7 each out of 10. The respondents reported that the time taken to reach their destination has come down, though not considerably.
 

Although some parts of Delhi have seen reduction in traffic, yet some areas suffer from traffic congestion. Some parts of Delhi need proper regulation of traffic and better road networks, said Mr. Saurabh Sanyal, Secretary General of PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
 

The Odds Even So Far:

Parameters

Score

Relaxation in traffic congestion

5.7

Reduction in the time taken to reach destination

5.7

Odd-even formula to be implemented permanently

6.2

Preference to buy a second car if the rule is implemented permanently

4

Facilitation of public transport system

4.3

Decline in pollution levels  with the implementation of odd-even formula

5.8

Overall travelling experience, tougher or easier

5.8

Total average

5.4

The survey aimed at knowing if the odd even formula has really been successful or it still lags behind in drawing commuters’ satisfaction. An extensive questionnaire was administered on more than 1000 people from a variety of segments across Delhi NCR. The survey gathered a mixed response from the respondents.
 

The sample size was selected such that responses would be unbiased to enable comparative analysis.  Seven parameters were selected to know the benefits of odd-even.
 

Majority of Respondents want the rule to be implemented on a permanent basis as this parameter has scored 6.2 out of 10, given the fact that government take their suggestions seriously on this issue.
 

Respondents reported that they will not buy an additional car if the rule is implemented permanently as this has got a low score of 4 out of 10. This calls for efficient cab pooling system and sound public transportation system.
 

Facilitation of public transport system has got a low score of 4.3 out of 10. Respondents believe that this rule if implemented in true letter and spirit will certainly bring down pollution levels in the city as this parameter has received a good score of 5.8.
 

Majority of people reported that their overall travelling experience with the advent of odd even rule has been easier. This parameter has managed to get a good score of 5.8 out of 10.
 

For the success of this rule, the public transport system needs to be strengthened so as to ensure connectivity to far away areas and availability of means of transport at every point.  Also the office hours should be made flexible so that traffic is distributed evenly, said Mr. Saurabh Sanyal.
 

Plantation drives should be actively carried out by the government in all parts of the city to make it greener and cleaner. Also odd-even should include trucks as these do not adhere to the emission norms. People should switch to greener fuel options, going ahead, said Mr. Sanyal
 

Going ahead, the state government must also strengthen pollution checks for all vehicles. Further, lane driving should be encouraged by the government with strict penalties and fines for lane jumping for all vehicles, he said.
 

Ends.

Koteshwar Prasad Dobhal
Consultant (PR)