Odd-Even: Delhi govt files fresh petition before NGT, seeks exemptions for one year
Hours after AAP-led government in the national capital withdrew its petition for modifications in the Odd-Even scheme, the Delhi government on Tuesday filed a fresh review petition before the NGT with slight modifications in its demands.
The Delhi Government, in it the fresh petition, has sought an exemption for two-wheelers and women from the Odd-Even formula for one year or till 2,000 additional are added to Delhi's transport system. The NGT had earlier refused to grant an exemption for two-wheelers from Odd-Even scheme.
The government on Monday asked the panel to amend it's November 11 order that refused to exempt cars driven by women and two-wheelers when the odd-even scheme is in place.
Hearing the case, the green tribunal asked why the government cannot run buses only for women to solve the problem of transport when the odd-even scheme is in place.
The Supreme court on Monday pulled up the Centre and the Delhi government on rising air pollution, saying it was an 'emergency-like' situation. Delhi woke up to much better air quality after pollution levels had skyrocketed on Monday.
The Air Quality Index was back to 'severe' category from 'hazardous' as was reported on Monday. Moreover, giving a ray of hope, the MeT department has predicted light rainfall in the Delhi-NCR region over the next two days. The rainfall will help clear up the deadly smog and bring PM2.5 levels down.