New Delhi, Nov 13: Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi Government on Monday filed an appeal in the National Green Tribunal (NGT) seeking certain changes in its previous directions regarding the odd-even scheme. The NGT is likely to hear the plea on Tuesday, reported news agency ANI.
Earlier in the day, the tribunal had questioned Delhi Government and had asked if they were only informing the media about a review petition on the odd-even scheme since no application had been filed.
“Delhi Government has still not moved modification application on NGT on the re-implementation of odd-even scheme. Was govt approaching us or was its minister’s statement for media only,” the NGT had said.
Meanwhile, addressing media before filing petition in NGT, Delhi Minsiter Gopal Rai had said,”Chief minister Kejriwal and cabinet are in touch with environment scientists. They are continuously monitoring situation. Movement of trucks, construction works are under scrutiny, water is being sprinkled. We’re re-filing before NGT that 2 wheelers and women be exempted from Odd Even.”
Earlier this week, to tackle the alarming pollution levels in the capital, the Delhi government had announced implementation of the odd-even scheme from November 13-17. But it called off the scheme following directive by the NGT, which ordered the withdrawal of all exemptions, including to two-wheeler riders and woman-only vehicles, under the odd-even scheme.
“In light of the the two conditions by NGT on 2 wheelers & women, at the moment we are calling it off. We will go back to NGT on Monday, file a review petition for them to reconsider their decision regarding the two,” Kailash Gehlot, Delhi Transport Minister had said.