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No odd-even without exemptions, says Delhi government

12 November 2017, 02:08 | Kara Nash

Dense smog has resulted in very low visiblity in the city

Dense smog has resulted in very low visiblity in the city

The National Green Tribunal on Saturday gave its approval for implementing the Odd-Even scheme in Delhi from November 13 to November 17, but with conditions applied.

Earlier in the day, the NGT gave a go-ahead to the Delhi government on odd-even with no exemption for the two-wheelers, women and VIPs. The NGT questioned the Arvind Kejriwal government over the delay in deciding on artificial rain when "the statistics had indicated that rain leads to a fall in pollution levels", adding that "its patience shouldn't be tested". You (Delhi government) don't have enough CNG buses. "The number of buses that would have been available during the odd-even scheme is not totally adequate even for the present demand".

"The Supreme Court never asked for imposition of this scheme".

Even as the NGT gave its go-ahead to Odd-Even, it observed that water sprinkling was a better way of curbing pollution.

In a statement, the government later said that it has chose to "defer" its implementation. NGT asks Delhi government.

"We will put justification for odd-even to NGT tomorrow", the Delhi government in a response to NGT said.

It also directed states to ensure that there should be no crop burning.

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Meanwhile, the hearing on the matter will continue on Saturday.

Earlier, a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar had directed the Delhi government to submit before it the details of the ambient air quality during the earlier implementation of the odd-even scheme.

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

Delhi government chose to bring back odd-even vehicle rationing system in order to curb Delhi pollution which has risen to alarming levels in the past few days.

The scheme will come into effect Monday for a week and the Delhi government claims it will cut down vehicular pollution to half, one of the major sources of pollution.



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