Delhi Drivers Leave Their Cars at Home, Boosting Modi Rival

  • India capital largely complies with vehicle restrictions
  • Delhi leader Kejriwal took action to reduce air pollution

A motorcyclists travels along a road shrouded in smog in New Delhi, India, on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. A 2-judge Delhi High Court panel headed by Chief Justice G. Rohini allowed the odd-even traffic restrictions to continue. The measure by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is the most concerted effort by the government yet to reduce the number of exhaust-belching automobiles in the world's most polluted metropolitan area as discontent among the city's 16.8 million residents grows. Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

In a city where motorists routinely run red lights and drive on the wrong side of the road, many doubted the feasibility of Delhi leader Arvind Kejriwal’s plan to roughly halve the number of cars in India’s capital in a bid to reduce air pollution.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.