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Won't allow Odd-Even until its effectiveness is proved: NGT to Delhi govt

The green court also exempted industries engaged in essential services operating in Delhi-NCR on condition that they would not pollute

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Traffic policemen interceps a vehicle with an odd number and seizes it as the driver's licence had been already seized, during the trial of the 'odd-even car scheme' in New Delhi
Traffic policemen interceps a vehicle with an odd number and seizes it as the driver's licence had been already seized, during the trial of the 'odd-even car scheme' in New Delhi. Photo: PTI

The Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday said the Odd-Even vehicle rationing scheme won't be allowed in the capital till its efficacy was known.

The green court issued the directive a day after the Delhi government announced it would bring back the Odd-Even plan from to 17 to combat in Delhi and NCR region.The rapped the Delhi govt for announcing the odd-even scheme despite reports from CPCB and DPCC that it was ineffective.

Also, asked the Kejriwal govt to give an undertaking that it will roll out odd-even only when particulate matter levels are over 300. 


The green court also exempted industries engaged in essential services operating in Delhi-NCR on condition that they would not pollute.

The tribunal said the government needed to satisfy the court that the Odd-Even car rationing scheme was productive. The also asked the Kejriwal government why it had exempted two-wheelers and women-only vehicles from the odd-even scheme.

The final decision to roll out the scheme is expected on Saturday. 

First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 16:37 IST
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