Delhi govt takes a U-turn, calls off odd-even scheme

Katrina Barker
November 12, 2017

Hours after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) gave conditional nod to the odd-even, the Delhi government cancelled its plan to implement the road rationing scheme from Monday, expressing its inability to implement the scheme from Monday without exemptions given to women and two-wheelers. You should have done this earlier if you wanted to.

The green body said, "The Supreme Court has not passed any order asking the state government to implement the odd-even scheme". "This government gives highest priority to the safety and security of women", he added.

"You have made a mess of Delhi".

Hinting to put a brake on the odd-even vehicle scheme, the NGT directed the counsel appearing for the Delhi government to prove if the scheme benefitted in controlling the pollution when implement previously.

However, the NGT also hopes that the odd-even scheme would not affect the commuters.

Citizens of Delhi will have to wait till Monday to know the contours of the third road rationing scheme.

Ola in a statement said: "The current levels of pollution and resultant smog in the national capital are worrisome and it is imperative that we join hands with the government in their efforts to curb this situation". Dust is not entering from other states and stubble burning has also come to an end. "If any incident is reported to NGT, a considerable amount of fine will be charged from the salary of the responsible officer", the tribunal asserted. It has asked you to implement the measures to combat pollution. Mr Gahlot said the authorities are ready to roll it out immediately if the exemptions are granted. Hearing will continue tomorrow.

Earlier, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) gave its nod for the implementation of the Delhi government's odd-even auto rationing scheme for five days from November 13 to tackle high pollution level, with certain riders.

The national capital is experiencing "severe" air quality under a blanket of thick haze, as pollution levels have breached permissible standards by multiple times.

On April 21, last year, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had told NGT that there was no data to suggest that the odd-even scheme has led to a decline in vehicular pollution in Delhi-NCR.

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