Students of St Stephen’s College in Delhi have decided to adopt the city’s odd-even formula for cell phone numbers. The students said they are doing this because the devices are “lethal” for health and intellectual life, PTI reported. More than 70% of the college's students voted in favour of the idea when it was proposed during an assembly meeting. However, students will not be penalised if they do not wish to follow the rule.

Delhi's 15-day trial period for the odd-even number plate formula will end on Friday. It was implemented by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with the objective of cutting down vehicular emissions and improving air quality in the national capital, which is one of the most polluted cities in the world.