Toxic smog has covered Delhi post Diwali with residents complaining of breathlessness, wheezing, and eye irritation. On November 1st morning, the overall Air Quality Index of the city was 459, which is in the “severe” category. On Thursday night, the quality of air plummeted and reached the “emergency” category. In such a situation, the residents are demanding the implementation of odd-even scheme, which will begin from November 4, to be preponed. The traffic rationing scheme odd-even allows cars with odd-numbered plates to ply on odd numbered-dates ending with 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9. The even-numbered plates can operate on even numbered-dates ending with 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8. The odd-even scheme would ease the traffic conditions and help in reducing pollution. “There will be staggered timings in government offices during odd-even scheme – at 9:30 am and 10:30 am,” Mr Kejriwal announced today.
The last couple of times, ladies drivers and bike drivers were excluded from the odd-even plan however this time; these drivers won’t be absolved from the odd-even guideline as the Green Court scrutinized the discernment of the exception to the Delhi government.
he National Green Tribunal (NGT) wouldn’t exclude ladies and bikes from the Delhi government’s odd-even plan and requested that diesel vehicles more than ten years of age be removed the streets right away. The green board has additionally requested that the regional government distinguish the most dirtied territories today itself and sprinkle water. It additionally permitted the non-dirtying ventures and those assembling basic merchandise to work in the Delhi-National Capital Region.
The Delhi government had yesterday moved the NGT to adjust its November 11 request declining to absolve ladies and bikes from the odd-even vehicle apportioning plan to handle contamination. As the NGT today wouldn’t change its request, the regional government pulled back its supplication. The last couple of times, ladies drivers and bike drivers were absolved from the odd-even plan however this time; these drivers won’t be excluded from the odd-even standard as the Green Court scrutinized the discernment of the exception to the Delhi government.