This view figures among the public suggestions, received by the government between January 26 and February 8, on the future plan of the scheme the second phase of which is set to be rolled out from April 15 for another 15 days.

This assumes importance as pollution data, released by several monitoring agencies, has widely varied on the extent of the impact of the car-rationing measure in improving air quality.

An IIT Kanpur report on the city's air quality has pointed out that during the summer, contribution of vehicles to PM 2.5 (fine, respirable particles) comes down to around 9 percent from 26 per cent in winter.

Those in favour of the scheme have also urged the city government to exempt senior citizens along with women and VIPs. Cars carrying four or more passengers should be exempted says one of the suggestions.    

"If a vehicle with a woman driver and a child is allowed, no harm in allowing a male to also sit alongside as the car is on the road in any case...staggered office-timings should be there for government offices starting from 8 am till 11 am for offices to start", a suggestion said.

The government released a 20-point suggestions list along with the feedback data. But none of these is likely to be acted upon in the second phase, a government official said.

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