Odd-Even scheme in Delhi called off for November, Know why

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The problem of pollution in Delhi is becoming uncontrollable. To combat this problem, Delhi government decided to implement Odd-Even scheme again in Delhi from November 13. In fact, the NGT also scolded the Kejriwal’s AAP for taking late actions in this matter. But today, the scheme has been called off the Odd-Even scheme after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called an emergency meeting. Let’s have a look on the matter.

From November 13 to November 17, the Delhi government had announced the implementation of the Odd-Even plan for five days from. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal blamed the burning of paddy stubble in adjoining states as the main cause of degrading air quality.

Talking about the NGT, it concluded that two-wheelers were more polluting than other vehicles. In Delhi, 20 per cent of the total vehicular pollution is attributed to emissions from motorbikes. Hence, it cannot be exempted from the scheme.

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The reason that came out for calling off this scheme as NGT did not exempt women and 2 wheelers from this scheme. For this, Delhi transport minister Kailash Gehlot said, “In light of the two conditions by NGT on 2 wheelers and women, at the moment we are calling it off. We will go back to NGT on Monday, file a review petition for them to reconsider their decision regarding the two.”

The government will approach the green court next week, saying its conditions will increase burden on public transport and pose security risk to women.

For this decision of NGT for not exempting women and 2 wheelers, Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain said, “The Delhi government will file a review petition in the NGT stating that it would be difficult to implement odd-even with these conditions.” In this matter, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said, “Pollution levels going down are important but women safety is paramount.”



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