Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on September 18 refused to entertain a plea challenging the decision of the Arvind Kejriwal-led government regarding the re-implementation of the odd-even scheme from November 4 to 15.

The Bench questioned the maintainability of the plea and dismissed it. The plea was filed by advocate Gaurav Kumar Bansal, who mentioned that as per an assessment done by CPCB, the air quality in the national capital had deteriorated even more during the implementation period.

“Under which law of the land is this plea maintainable,” the bench said while dismissing the plea “as withdrawn.”

It may be recalled that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on September 13 announced the re-implementation of the odd-even scheme from November 4 onwards. This was a part of the seven-point plan to curb the levels of pollution in India’s national capital, he said.

The re-announcement of the scheme came as a surprise because on September 6, Kejriwal had said that the pollution levels in Delhi had gone down by 25 per cent. The scheme will come into force from November 4 to 15

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A journalist by profession who has been into reporting from four years. Bhartendu Sharma has worked across all the three mediums -- Online, Print and Television. Previously, he has worked with PageScoop media (a Delhi-based website). Later, Bhartendu moved to Deccan Chronicle, Hyderabad, where he covered many national and International sports tournament. While at DC, he also went to Singapore to cover UFC bout. Apart from that, he has covered Lok Sabha 2019 elections in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal while working for Tiranga TV. He has also reported on prominent cases of crime & courts during his stint with the TV channel which featured top journalists like Karan Thapar, Barkha Dutt. Bhartendu loves traveling and capture world in his lens. In the past, he has also made few documentaries related to human interest.

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