No odd-even without exemptions, says Delhi government

No odd-even scheme until Delhi govt proves it is effective NGT

Odd-even scheme: Delhi government announces free bus service, DTC has 1 bus for 45000 people

Hours after the National Green Tribunal gave its nod for the implementation of the odd-even plan with certain riders, now the Delhi government has called off the scheme which was supposed to come into force from November 13 to November 17 in the national capital.

"It is a farce".

The Delhi government on Friday announced free service in all Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses, as well as cluster buses, for all commuters during the Odd-Even scheme, which will kick off on November 13 and continue till November 17.

Hinting to put a brake on the odd-even auto scheme, the NGT directed the counsel appearing for the Delhi government to prove if the scheme benefitted in controlling the pollution when implement previously.

The company also stated that it was planning to launch several shared mobility innovations to make mobility in the city more accessible and hassle-free, reducing the negative impact on the environment.

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.

"In light of the the two conditions by NGT on 2 wheelers & women, at the moment we are calling it off. We will again approach the NGT and will ask them to allow exemptions to women and two-wheelers", Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said here.

Women's security can not be compromised, will consider if exemptions granted, says govt. The NGT said that only emergency vehicles will get exemption during the Odd-Even scheme. The NGT directed all the neighboring state Governments and departments to ensure complete mechanism during environmental emergency, saying they must not wait for crisis situation. The Delhi cabinet went into a huddle and reached a consensus that given the load it would put on Delhi's transport system and pose a threat to women's security, it would not be feasible to go ahead , As Reported By TOI. We have taken all people concerned on board, which includes chief ministers of neighbouring states. I do not think that the odd-even plan is necessary. We (the Centre) can only help, Delhi government has to implement the reforms on the ground.

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