Will Buy 2,000 Buses,Launch Plantation Drive To Check Pollution: Kejriwal

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New Delhi:  The Delhi government will procure 2,000 buses for public transport this year and start a large scale tree plantation drive as part of efforts to reduce air pollution in the national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.

Interacting with a group of students from Mumbai at his official residence here, the chief minister also said that Delhi and Mumbai are “not in competition” with each other and he wished both the cities to prosper.

Asked about steps taken to tackle pollution in Delhi, Mr Kejriwal said it is a very complex problem but the AAP government does not lack the political will to take measures to reduce pollution.

“Delhi government does not lack political will because we brought odd-even scheme which was very difficult to implement, but we still did it.

“This year, we are planning to plant a large number of trees across Delhi on a war-footing. We will involve school children and citizens also. We are also planning to buy 2,000 buses…

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