Rai emphasised that the scheme, that will be in force till January 15, is surely bringing down the level of pollutants in areas across the city and that a little trouble has to be borne for big measures.
He said that all relevant data would be produced before the Delhi High Court, which has asked the AAP government to consider if the scheme can be restricted to a week.
"The biggest benefit has been a congestion-free Delhi which has put a brake to further increase in pollution levels. There has been minimal impact at the border areas but vehicular pollution and PM 2.5 is surely coming down in the interior areas of the city", Rai told reporters.
Rai said the government would apprise the court that it will be able to undertake a proper analysis with 15 days' data in hand.
On the Court's observation that public transport was inadequate resulting in inconvenience to the public, Rai said that the government has increased metro frequency, augmented the fleet of buses and developed technology for buses.

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