Smog-hit Delhi calls off odd-even vehicle rationing plan

Roundup: Local gov't in Indian capital city scraps odd-even formula

Roundup: Local gov't in Indian capital city scraps odd-even formula

Demanding exemption for women drivers and two-wheelers for "this year", the Delhi government on Monday filed a review petition at the NGT, two days after it chose to halt the traffic rationing scheme after the green court flayed the exemptions.

The local government in Indian capital of New Delhi on Saturday cancelled its plan to implement odd-even auto rationing formula from Monday aimed at reducing the blanket of smog enveloping the city and outskirts, officials said.

Earlier, NGT on Friday asked the Delhi government to submit data or studies on the basis of which it has planned to introduce the odd-even auto rationing formula from next week.

It had said the odd-even scheme should be implemented "without any default" as and when PM (particulate matter) 10 level goes above 500 microgrammes per cubic metre and PM 2.5 level crosses the limit of 300 microgrammes per cubic metre during a span of 48 hours.

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The green panel rapped the AAP government for claiming that the decision of rolling out the car-rationing scheme was undertaken following the guidelines of the Environmental Pollution Control Authority (EPCA).

"What is the justification for permitting two wheelers which are a serious contributor to air pollution?" The NGT on Saturday rapped the government for attempting to implement odd-even with large number of exemptions provided to various groups of people, including bikers.

Low wind speeds, dust from construction sites, rubbish burning in the capital and firecrackers used in festivals contribute to increased pollution levels.

It permitted the operation of industries which are providing essential services and goods like food items and medical facilities. It is empowering to a woman, and neither the NGT nor the Delhi government has any business taking it away from us. The state government, however, said it will not implement the scheme from Monday as planned, and will approach the green court again, asking it to allow the exemptions. It has been a week that health emergency is declared in Delhi as hazardous smog clouds the region, making it risky for the people to breath. The government, he added, does not have enough public transport alternatives to accommodate over 6 million two-wheelers.

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Nikhil Pahwa, an activist and journalist who has written about air pollution, outlined 22 different ideas on Twitter to curb it, adding that the government has always been aware of such measures.

Delhi has been experiencing severe air quality and has been reeling under a blanket of thick haze, as pollution levels breached permissible standards multiple times.

"The state government still went ahead with the scheme, even though their own Delhi Pollution Board said it was not effective, and in fact, worsened the situation in phase-1 and phase-2".

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