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Air pollution: NGT to examine odd-even scheme

12 November 2017, 02:05 | Myrtle Vega

Air pollution: NGT to examine odd-even scheme

NGT gives Delhi government nod to implement odd-even scheme

Hours after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) gave a go-ahead to the odd-even scheme without any exemptions to two-wheelers, the Delhi government refused to implement it, saying they will approach the green court again on Monday.

"At the moment we are calling it off".

Arvind Kejriwal-led government announced on Thursday that the scheme, which allows private cars with odd and even registration numbers to ply only on alternate days, would be rolled out from November 13 to 17 in view of the rising pollution in Delhi. "The publicity you gave to odd-even 2, did you give to destination buses too?" it had asked the Delhi government, referring to the non-stop buses launched earlier this year in a bid to encourage vehicle owners to travel by public transport.

Earlier in the day, the NGT gave the go ahead to the odd-even scheme from November 13-17 and said there will be no exemptions for women, two-wheelers and government vehicles.

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. "Take a decision yourself".

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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 National Green Tribunal further criticised the Delhi government asking "When situation is improving, the government is trying to implement it". "The big question is about the safety of women".

The NGT also asked the Delhi Traffic Police to deploy its personnel at traffic lights, observing that nearly all the main roads in the city are witness to diesel vehicles which are older than 10 years and petrol vehicles which are older than 15 years. I appeal to Delhi residents to not panic. We (the Centre) can only help, Delhi government has to implement the reforms on the ground. The much anticipated odd-even traffic plan announced for next week was on and off within a few hours on Saturday.

The scheme is being rolled out under a Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) given by the Supreme Court-mandated Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA).



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