It had also stated that the road-rationing scheme would be implemented without any exemptions to women or two-wheelers, following which Delhi government had filed a review petition and asked for exemptions for both these categories. How would you implement GRAP when air quality is very poor...
As per the reports, in their action plan, Delhi Government told NGT that Odd-even will be implemented without exemptions if the pollution level touches the sever category.
In its action plan submitted before the green body, the Arvind Kejriwal government agreed to change its earlier stand to roll out the odd-even formula in the national capital without exemptions. Pollution causing industries to shut. Haryana and Punjab have also been asked to submits their detailed action plan by Thursday.
The Delhi government was forced to withdraw its appeal for modifications in the odd-even scheme that they made before the tribunal.
"Odd-Even will come when the air-quality is beyond severe but what about other days? The reason for the delay is non-cooperation and lack of executive will to complete the project" the Bench had said.
Kejriwal had likened the worsening pollution level in Delhi to a gas chamber while holding the neighbouring states such as Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh responsible.
The government also plans to run more buses to provide a hassle-free experience for commuters and Delhi Metro will increase the frequency and number of carriages during this period. "It should have instructions for each level of air quality", noted the bench.