Arvind Kerjiwal Government Re-Files Before National Green Tribunal

Delhi Pollution LIVE Green Court NGT Hearing On Delhi Government's Odd Even Rule To Curb Smog

Delhi Pollution LIVE Green Court NGT Hearing On Delhi Government's Odd Even Rule To Curb Smog

"We can not ignore the pollution", the Supreme Court bench said, adding that it will hear the plea today itself after finishing the matters listed on its board. The state government, however, said it will not implement the scheme from Monday as planned, and will approach the green court again, asking it to allow the exemptions.

The NGT, in its order, also said that in future the odd-even scheme should automatically come into force if the PM2.5 and PM10, particles in air with diameter less than 2.5 and 10mm respectively, go above the 300 and 500 units for 48 hours.

The toxicity in the air rose to "severe-plus" category on a day schools in the national capital reopened after remaining closed since Thursday due to "severe" air pollution levels.

The road rationing scheme is to be implemented from November 13 to 17 as suggested by the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA) and specified under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP), after Delhi's air quality went "beyond severe". Large parts of northern India are also affected - in fact the air in some cities is worse than in Delhi.

"We have filed the review petition demanding exemptions for women drivers and two-wheelers for this year only", Delhi government counsel Tarunvir Singh Khehar told the media here. The NGT said that the emergency vehicles shall get an exemption during the odd even scheme. Here are the live updates of the odd-even scheme in Delhi:14:30 (IST) The Delhi Government has re-filed an appeal over the implementation of the odd-even scheme in the national capital, in the National Green Tribunal, seeking certain changes in the green court's previous directions in which it had asked women and two-wheelers to not be exempt from the scheme. "This is likely to be accompanied by addition of moisture to Delhi's air and fall in the temperature which may result in an increase in pollution levels", said a forecast report prepared by Gufran Beig, Project Director of SAFAR. Adding another wave of commuters may result in collapse of public transportation system.

21 die as boat with 38 capsizes in Andhra Pradesh
Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu expressed shock over the incident and directed the authorities to intensify rescue operations. More than 16 people were killed when the boat in which they were travelling capsized at Pavithra Sanghamam near Vijayawada.

The entry of trucks except those carrying essentials has been banned in the national capital, besides work on civil construction sites was suspended.

The levels of PM2.5 and PM10 continued to rise even as both central and Delhi governments claimed partial relief during the afternoon.

Air pollution is a leading cause of premature death in India.

Delhi's air, among the world's dirtiest, worsens in the winter months.

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