Delhi's again toys with odd-even as air quality fails to improve

Delhi's again toys with odd-even as air quality fails to improve

Delhi's again toys with odd-even as air quality fails to improve

Meanwhile, the National Green Tribunal slammed the Delhi government over a review petition on the Odd-Even scheme and asked whether the statement was just for media or the cabinet plans to move the applications. Ashok Agarwal, another advocate with the Supreme Court told Firstpost that there is no legal bar on the government in filing a review petition in the NGT even if a similar petition is being heard in the Supreme Court.

As per the latest updates, schools in Delhi have reopned today, but Gurugram schools still remains closed as poor quality of air is harmful.

"Replying t the letter of Kejriwal, Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar, on Monday said that "No single person, government or organisation can improve the air quality of Delhi", Khattar wrote to Kejriwal, also asking him what steps has the AAP taken to check stubble burning within the national capital". "The decision to shut schools was implemented partially as many private schools remained open".

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The NGT, which had given a conditional nod to the Odd-Even scheme, said that it should be implemented as and when PM (particulate matter) 10 level goes above 500 micrograms per cubic metre and PM 2.5 level crosses the limit of 300 micrograms per cubic metre and persist for 48 hours at a stretch. While the NGT was keen on having the scheme implemented without any exception, the government understood that its public transportation was not up to the task of bearing the added pressure that would come from banning two-wheelers. "The problem of shortage of buses will be largely addressed within one year after which two wheelers and women drivers can be included in non-exempted category", the government said in the petition.

"We can only do this much, and now we will have to wait for rains to clean the atmosphere, " said Prashant Gargava, an official at the Central Pollution Control Board. Resorting to the odd-even scheme as a stop-gap arrangement will only work to disillusion the public from its marginal efficacy.

Stating it did not have enough public transport as of now to accommodate the extra commuters - over 30 lakh during the odd-even if two-wheelers were not exempted - the Delhi government said the process of procuring new buses was going on.

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Speaking to Firstpost regarding the matter, AAP MLA Anil Bajpai said, "We can not compromise on the issue of women's safety". The NGT has agreed to the government's scheme after it directed that only emergency services will be exempted from it during a hearing on Saturday. The smog situation in the National Capital has been deteriorating for nearly past one week.

The plea, mentioned before a bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, sought direction to Centre and states on stubble burning, road dust and effective implementation of odd-even vehicle rationing scheme. Other state governments would do well to learn from AAP's example.

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