‘No Odd-Even Review Plea Yet, Delhi’s Smog Concern Only For Show?’

Air in Delhi’s Punjabi Bagh, Mandir Marg, Anand Vihar and Shadipur still under the ‘Hazardous’ category on 13 Nov.

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NGT allows for Odd-Even to be implemented from 13 to 17 November.

A decision on the implementation of the Odd-Even scheme is likely to take place today, with the Delhi government scheduled to submit a review petition before the National Green Tribunal, requesting a re-look at the exemptions for women and two-wheelers.

The Delhi government on Saturday, 11 November, called off the Odd-Even scheme, hours after it announced that the plan would be implemented from 13 November. The government said that the scheme cannot work without exemptions on women drivers and two-wheelers, as directed by the NGT.

  • CJI to hear PIL seeking solutions to Delhi pollution today
    Delhi government to submit review petition on Odd-Even scheme before NGT
  • The NGT had on Saturday given a nod for the scheme but said no to the exemptions for two-wheelers, government servants and women
  • The Delhi government said that the city’s transport system is not ready for 30 lakh two-wheelers to go off the road
8:07 AM, 13 Nov

'Movement of Trucks and Construction Work Under Scrutiny': Delhi Minister

Speaking to ANI on the Odd-Even scheme’s pending implementation, development Minister Gopal Rai said:

Delhi CM and cabinet are in touch with environment scientists and continuously monitoring situation. Movement of trucks and construction works are under scrutiny, water is being sprinkled. We’re re-filing before NGT that 2 wheelers and women be exempted from Odd-Even.
5:24 AM, 13 Nov

NGT Says No Review Petition Filed

Slamming the Delhi government, the National green Tribunal said on 13 November that the Delhi government had not filed any review petition on the Odd-Even scheme. The court told ANI:

The Delhi Government has still not moved modification application on the issue of Odd-Even. Is the government approaching us or was its minister’s statement for press only?
National Green Tribunal
5:15 AM, 13 Nov

Supreme Court to Hear Air Pollution Matter

The Supreme Court agreed to hear today itself a fresh plea seeking to curb rising pollution in Delhi and the national capital region (NCR).

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submission of lawyer R K Kapoor that rise in dust particles on roads, stubble burning in Delhi's neighbouring states like Haryana and Punjab have led to an alarming rise in pollution levels in the NCR and its adjoining areas.

"We cannot ignore the pollution," the bench said adding that it will hear the plea today itself after finishing the matters listed on its board.

The fresh plea seeks direction to the Centre and the states concerned to take measures on curbing road dust and stubble burning.

It also seeks effective implementation of the odd-even car rationing scheme.

2:49 AM, 13 Nov

Trains Delayed

Over 69 Delhi-bound trains were delayed, 22 rescheduled and 8 cancelled due to the increasing smog conditions in the NCR region on 13 November, reported ANI.

Published: 11 Nov 2017, 10:37 AM IST