Odd-even

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - - METRO -

The Delhi gov­ern­ment wants ve­hi­cles driven by women and two-wheelers to be ex­empted from the odd-even plan — un­der which only odd- and even-num­bered pri­vate ve­hi­cles can ply on the roads on al­ter­nate days. But the NGT last week called the scheme a “farce” and said the ex­emp­tions de­feat the pur­pose of the anti-pol­lu­tion mea­sure.

On Tues­day, the Delhi gov­ern­ment filed yet an­other re­view pe­ti­tion urg­ing the NGT to re­con­sider its de­ci­sion, with one ad­di­tion — the odd-even plan ap­ply to the en­tire Na­tional Cap­i­tal Re­gion, and not just to Delhi.

The fall in pol­lu­tion lev­els has led to a new prob­lem that ex­poses the in­abil­ity of the au­thor­i­ties in com­bat­ing Delhi’s pol­lu­tion cri­sis.

Civic agen­cies, par­tic­u­larly the city’s mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tions, started rolling back mea­sures im­ple­mented un­der the anti-pol­lu­tion Graded Re­sponse Ac­tion Plan (GRAP) with­out any such di­rec­tion by the mon­i­tor­ing

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