NGT gives Delhi government nod to implement odd-even scheme

Delhi Govt to allow free travel in all DTC Cluster buses during Nov 13-17 odd-even scheme

Delhi Govt to allow free travel in all DTC Cluster buses during Nov 13-17 odd-even scheme

"It is a farce".

After the NGT order, the Delhi government said it will approach the top green court again on Monday and request that exemptions be given for women drivers and two-wheelers, and subject to its decision, the government will "consider implementing it again". The Delhi government had announced a few days back that odd-even scheme would come in effect due to the alarming levels of pollution in Delhi. "The government should find other solutions to curb pollution and stop experimenting with peoples' lives".

10am: On Thursday, NGT's order directed the government to track down all the hot spots with the PM10 more than 600 and spray water from helicopters or aircraft to tackle dust pollution across the city. The Delhi cabinet went into a huddle and reached a consensus that given the load it would put on Delhi's transport system and pose a threat to women's security, it would not be feasible to go ahead , As Reported By TOI.

"We will not allow it until you prove that it's not counter-productive", the NGT said.

The NGT, which gave a conditional nod to the scheme, said that it should be implemented as and when PM (particulate matter) 10 level goes above 500 micrograms per cubic metre and PM 2.5 level crosses the limit of 300 micrograms per cubic metre and persist for 48 hours at a stretch. The NGT also said, "It is most worrying that there is absolute non cooperation between various departments of government".

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A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked Delhi government to provide details of the benefits during the earlier implementation of the scheme.

The tribunal also pulled up the CMD of DTC for not reading the former judgements on Odd Even Scheme and said that it was unfortunate.

This decision has come as a result of rising air pollution in Delhi, and an attempt to reduce vehicular pollution in the city.

Following a plea by the AAP government, the green panel however allowed the industries engaged in essential services to operate in Delhi-NCR on the condition that they would not pollute and cause emissions. The NGT directed all the neighboring state Governments and departments to ensure complete mechanism during environmental emergency, saying they must not wait for crisis situation.

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