Saturday, 18 November, 2017

Delhi pollution: Government calls off odd-even plan in NCR

NGT raps Delhi govt asks why implement odd-even when data shows little impact NGT raps Delhi govt asks why implement odd-even when data shows little impact
Howard Terry | 12 November, 2017, 02:05

Hours after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) gave conditional nod to the odd-even, the Delhi government cancelled its plan to implement the road rationing scheme from Monday, expressing its inability to implement the scheme from Monday without exemptions given to women and two-wheelers.

"It is a farce".

The government earlier to ensure smooth transportation had directed the Delhi Transport Corporation to hire at least 500 buses in the city.

The Delhi government had Thursday announced the return of the odd-even auto rationing scheme, under which private cars with odd and even number plates will be allowed to ply on roads only on alternate days.

The NGT also questioned the exemption given to two-wheelers, saying these are a major pollution contributor in Delhi where schools are shut for the week.

10am: On Thursday, NGT's order directed the government to track down all the hot spots with the PM10 more than 600 and spray water from helicopters or aircraft to tackle dust pollution across the city.

"At the moment we are calling it off. No exemption be given to anyone, including two-wheeler riders, in the odd-even scheme", a bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar had said. "If 30 lakh two-wheelers are off the road, Delhi's public transport system can not accommodate the surge", added Gehlot.

Speaking to the media, Delhi's Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot said that the state government will file a review petition in the NGT urging it to exempt the 2-wheelers and women. However, some women agreed that it was high time the government took drastic steps to combat the poor air and said they didn't have a problem with leaving their auto at home. Has odd-even been productive in reducing pollution level?

The National Green Tribunal further criticised the Delhi government asking "When situation is improving, the government is trying to implement it". I appeal to Delhi residents to not panic. We have taken all people concerned on board, which includes chief ministers of neighbouring states.

The odd-even traffic plan is among the remedies that has to come into force in accordance with the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to deal with air pollution. We (the Centre) can only help, Delhi government has to implement the reforms on the ground.

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