Odd-even traffic restrictions may be imposed in Delhi after March: Minister

New Delhi (IANS): The odd-even traffic scheme might be implemented in Delhi after March as the initiative requires some preparations, Transport Minister Gopal Rai said here on Saturday.

"We might see the implementation of the odd-even scheme in Delhi after March. We have to make some preparations for this," Rai said.

The minister said the class 10 and 12 exams are also conducted in February and March, which is another reason to implement the scheme only after March.

Rai said the city government was looking at all aspects to implement the second phase.

One of the worries of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government is that the scheme might unintentionally prompt people to buy two cars which would only add to the traffic woes of the national capital.

The Delhi government had implemented the scheme on a trial basis from January 1-15 where odd-numbered four wheelers were allowed to ply on odd dates and even-numbered vehicles on even dates.

The minister also said the Delhi government will add some 3,000 buses by the year end to its fleet.