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