Tuesday, 12 December, 2017

At NGT, Delhi govt U-turn on odd-even exemptions

Delhi government relents says Odd Even rule to have no exceptions Delhi Government Lifts All Exemptions Under Odd-Even Scheme
Sammy Stanley | 08 December, 2017, 04:32

The Delhi government on Wednesday submitted action plan before National Green Tribunal (NGT) to combat pollution.

Strongly defending exemptions to the plan that allows cars on the road every other day, the government had earlier argued that many women do not feel comfortable or safe in public transport, especially those who work at odd hours. However, the state government had rejected this as they did not want to make any compromise when it came to the safety of women in the capital. "We have filed a review plea", the Delhi government counsel said here after the bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar asked its stand on the scheme.

The matter will be heard on Friday.

The action plan also stated it will shut down all industries causing pollution and has laid a ban on the burning of waste.

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However, on Monday, the green court lashed out at the Arvind Kejriwal-government for not filing a comprehensive action plan to curb pollution and slammed authorities for holding the India-Sri Lanka cricket match despite poor air quality.

The NGT had made it clear that only emergency vehicles such as fire engines and ambulances can be granted an exemption.

The government also plans to run more buses to provide a hassle-free experience for commuters and Delhi Metro will increase the frequency and number of carriages during this period. However, inaction on the part of the Delhi authorities and the decision to conduct an global test match in the capital led to severe criticism on the part of the tribunal. Therefore, NGT again pulled Delhi government and asked to submit action plan in two days.

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