Will Not Interfere in Odd-Even Scheme: Delhi High Court
Delhi High Court allows odd-even to run till January 15.
Delhi High Court, on Monday, allowed the run for the Odd-Even scheme to continue till January 15, the pre-decided date. The court also directed Delhi Government to take into account objections raised by all petitioners, if it wishes to continue running the scheme in near future.
The court also refused to interfere in the odd-even scheme. The next date of hearing in the High Court has been fixed till January 15.
Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai had said on Saturday that the odd-even car restriction scheme would not be extended beyond 15 days and termed as “false” reports saying it could go on.
On Friday (January 8), senior counsel Harish Salve, who appeared for the Delhi government in the high court to defend the scheme, said the curbs had “a definite positive effect” and “may be continued after this two weeks (planned 15 days) period.”
After the Delhi High Court termed the national capital akin to a gas chamber, the Delhi government announced this scheme, beginning on January 1, for even numbered four-wheeled vehicles to ply on even numbered dates and vice-versa.
(With IANS inputs.)
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