Arvind Kejriwal

21 Jan 2015, New Delhi, Delhi, North-Central India, India --- (150121) -- NEW DELHI, Jan. 21, 2015 (Xinhua) -- Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Arvind Kejriwal (C) is seen after filing his nomination papers for the upcoming Assembly elections in New Delhi, India, Jan. 21, 2015. (Xinhua/Partha Sarkar)(hy) --- Image by © Partha Sarkar/Xinhua Press/CorbisPartha Sarkar — Xinhua Press/Corbis
  • Title
    Chief Minister
  • Affiliation
    New Delhi
  • Age

When Kejriwal unveiled a blueprint to tackle the smog in New Delhi—called the world’s most polluted city by the World Health Organization—many were skeptical. A key component: an “odd-even” pilot project in which vehicles were allowed on the roads only on alternate days. The uplifting result of the pilot this January: Roads were less clogged, hourly particulate air pollution concentrations dropped by 13%, and citizens could breathe deep.