Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar said that the government would notify new construction and demolition rules, a bypass for trucks had been ordered to be built and Euro VI emission norms would be brought in by 2020.

"Every initiative has its importance, but (odd-even plan) is a short-term solution. The steps we are taking offer a long-term solution to the problem," Javadekar told an premier news aganecyin an interview here.

The Ministry of Environment had organised the visit by journalists to the Paldev gram panchayat in Madhya Pradesh, where Javadekar had adopted six villages for setting up their social infrastructure.

From January 1-15, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had introduced an odd-even traffic plan wherein odd numbered four wheelers were allowed to ply on odd dates and even numbered on even dates. Two-wheelers and CNG vehicles were exempted.

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