Impossible to implement odd-even no:Minister
New Delhi,10 December: Union Minister of Culture Mahesh Sharma said that it was “practically impossible” to implement Delhi government’s odd-even number formula for plying vehicles on city roads as a measure to curb pollution,but tourism will be impacted negatively by the “message” that India’s national capital is reeling under air pollution. He batted for greater efforts to make the city pollution-free. The Minister made the remarks while speaking on the sidelines of launch of National Museum’s art gallery at Udyog Bhawan Metro Station here. On Arvind Kejriwal Government’s formula to ply vehicles with odd-even number on road to curb pollution, Sharma said, “He (Kejriwal) has made an effort. But practically it looks impossible.” He said that the message that is going out to the world whether Delhi is a polluted capital… will have negative impact on tourism in the country. Countrymen, especially people in Delhi, should take a pledge to make the city and country pollution-free. Tourism is our strength, to generate foreign exchange. This (pollution) will have impact on the same.