New Delhi: Amid the much hue and cry over the Odd Even second edition for the National Capital Region, a Canadian delegation led by the H.E. Nadir Patel, High Commissioner of Canada to India called on the Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal and lauded the Odd-Even Scheme implemented in Delhi. The delegation told the Chief Minister that it took them just 20-minutes to reach from Noida to Delhi Secretariat.

"We wish you the best, change is difficult to happen. This will surely bring the corruption level down and traffic has been decongested," said a member of the delegation. The delegation asked the Chief Minister how the enforcement was being done to ensure the Odd-Even formula is not breached.

The Chief Minister told them that it was the engagement with the public done before the implementation of the first Odd-Even for 15-days from January 1 to January 15, 2016 that has worked and made it a success.  

“Talking to the people, engaging them and awareness was the key. It became a people’s movement and succeeded. People accepted it voluntarily and wholeheartedly. It failed in most of the countries, but Delhi embraced it for the good of generations,” said the Chief Minister.

Second Phase of Odd Even: Canada High Commissioner lauded Kejriwal

Cooperation between Delhi and Canada, tourism and Urban development were also discussed. The Chief Minister outlined his priority areas during the meeting – Education, Health, Water, Electricity, Infrastructure and Tourism.

The delegation greeted the Chief Minister for the steps he has taken to curb corruption in Delhi. The Chief Minister also explained them the journey from the anti-corruption movement to a political party and then a new model of governance. The Chief Minister was also invited by the delegation to Canada. He was told that Canada will be celebrating its 150th year in 2017.

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