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13-Year-Old Akshat Mittal Holds the Key to Delhi’s Odd-Even Car Dilemma

13-Year-Old Akshat Mittal Holds the Key to Delhi’s Odd-Even Car Dilemma

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On December 4, the Delhi Government introduced a new odd-even rule for private vehicles plying within city limits. It is scheduled for implementation from January 1, 2016.

Regardless of the merits of the system, it has upset many city commuters as they try to figure out alternative ways of getting around town.

There may, however, be a simple solution to this complex problem.

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Image for representation only. Source: Flickr

13-year-old Noida student Akshat Mittal has developed a website that will allow people to carpool. The website is named www.odd-even.com.

“I thought about the problem people would face due to enforcement of new rule. I made the website which works on algorithms based on the age, gender, profession and timings of commuters to travel,” Akshat, a class 8 student, told The Times of India. “People can share their cars on rotational shifts. There is no issue of distributing fares as the users will pull cars themselves.”

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To make it even friendlier, the website will sort among commuters based on their age and gender. Users can use the website for both one-way and return journeys.

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In the works is a feature that will ask users to link their Facebook or LinkedIn profiles, which will help ensure safety. While the website only includes locations within Delhi so far, Akshat plans to expand to Noida and Gurgaon too.

The mobile version of the website will be launched soon.

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