Delhi govt calls off odd-even scheme in light of NGT’s condition of no exemption to 2-wheelers, women

Updated On : 11 Nov , 2017 , 06:03 PM
New Delhi:

Citing the National Green Tribunal’s conditions of no exemption to 2-wheelers and women, the Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot on Saturday called off odd-even scheme which was due to be implemented between November 13 and 17.

The Transport Minister said that they will file a review petition for them to reconsider their decision regarding no exemption to 2-wheelers and women.

"In light of the the two conditions by NGT on 2 wheelers and women, at the moment we are calling it off. We will go back to NGT on Monday, file a review petition for them to reconsider their decision regarding the two," said Gehlot.

Earlier in the day, NGT gave its nod to the Delhi government to implement the odd even scheme with an underlying objective to improve the dismal air quality.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Saturday heard the Delhi government’s arguments on the scheme's effectiveness and accordingly took its decision.

NGT directed "Odd Even scheme must be implemented in Delhi NCR as and when PM 10 crosses 300 level and PM 2.5 crosses 500". The NGT said that the emergency vehicles shall get an exemption during the odd even scheme.

The tribunal on Friday said the scheme was a “farce”, and that it cannot be implemented from next week without its permission. The National Green Tribunal on Friday directed the Delhi government to submit data or studies on the basis of which it has planned to introduce the odd-even carrationing scheme for five days from next week.

First Published : Saturday, November 11, 2017 03:54 PM
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