A phtographer clicks picture of a Pollution Meter as the trial odd-even scheme comes into effect in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI Photo)
New Delhi: Pollution live meters were installed at six locations in Delhi for monitoring real-time air quality as the Delhi government's ambitious odd-even scheme to combat spiraling air pollution in the national capital came into effect on Friday.
Besides, a portable air monitoring station was deployed in the city for air quality assessment.
"Pollution live meters have been installed at six locations in Delhi for monitoring real-time air quality as the odd-even scheme was implemented," said a senior Delhi government official.
The meters displayed real-time values of the particulate matter (PM2.5) and particulate matter (PM 10) in air.
As the clock ticked 8 AM, the odd-even vehicle rationing policy of the Delhi government came into effect with thousands of volunteers assisting traffic police in enforcing the pilot plan that will stay in force till January 15.
The scheme allows odd and even-numbered private vehicles to ply on the city's roads on alternate days.