Odd-Even: Delhi govt files fresh petition before NGT, seeks exemptions for one year

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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.

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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.

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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.

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