Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that his government would reintroduce odd-even scheme in the capital to combat the problem of air pollution, which continues to wreak havoc with the denizens. Urging the public to join hands with the government in reducing the formation of toxic air, Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal said: “If the need arises, we will soon implement the odd-even scheme in the capital.” The odd-even scheme was first introduced in the capital in 2015.

Chief Minister Kejriwal said “New 3,000 eco-friendly buses will soon hit the streets in order to make the city much cleaner and greener. Our government is taking all preventive measures to fight against the pollution. We did a huge plantation of trees in Delhi.” According to the state-run SAFAR, a thick blanket of smog engulfed the region on Tuesday morning as the air quality plummeted to the hazardous category with 423 in the morning.