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Kejriwal is seen after filing his nomination papers for the Assembly elections in New Delhi, India.Partha Sarkar — Xinhua Press/Corbis
Kejriwal is seen after filing his nomination papers for the Assembly elections in New Delhi, India., Partha Sarkar — Xinhua Press/Corbis
  • Title
    Chief Minister
  • Affiliation
    New Delhi
  • Age
    47

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.

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