NGT dismisses plea challenging odd-even scheme in Delhi

By Bhartendu Sharma  Published on  18 Sep 2019 12:45 PM GMT
NGT dismisses plea challenging odd-even scheme in Delhi

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“Under which law of the land is this plea maintainable,” the bench said while dismissing the plea “as withdrawn.”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