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Akshat Mittal,13, has created a web solution for Delhi’s odd-even problem. Earlier this month when the Government came up with the odd-even car rule that is cars with odd number plates and cars with even number plates are to be used on alternate days, many people started to worry about regular commuting, and some found carpooling as an option. The boy has worked on similar grounds but with a twist! The13 year old has created a carpooling website which will help people discover who they can hitch a ride with!!
Akshat Mittal, a class VIII student of Amity International School, Noida, has created a website Odd-even.com which helps people know how and with whom they can share their ride for regular travelling from/to work.Though there are carpooling apps and websites available, this one will cater to the odd-even logic.
“When the chief minister declared that odd and even numbered cars will ply on alternate days, I thought of creating this website. So many people living in the same locality might be going to the same place, of which, they are not aware, so this website will bridge the communication gap. Besides, this will help making new contacts,” says Mittal. Amity International
The website has a simple layout asking people to give their name, source, destination, car’s registration number and other preferences like age, gender etc. If you don’t own a car and just need to find a ride, you can still do so.
Level of children’s imagination is appreciable today. We just have to make sure that the imagination goes in the right direction.