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Delhi govt 'defers' odd-even, to 'consider' if NGT grants exemptions

  • Summary: The Delhi government has called off the odd-even scheme, which was to be implemented from Monday, after the National Green Tribunal ordered the withdrawal of exemptions under it, informed Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot.

    The Delhi government has called off the odd-even scheme, which was to be implemented from Monday, after the National Green Tribunal ordered the withdrawal of exemptions under it, informed Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot.

    The minister said the conditions of NGT that two wheelers and women cannot be exempted make it difficult to implement odd-even as Delhi Government have adequate buses. Delhi government had announced implementation of the odd-even scheme from November 13-17, given the high level of smog in the capital. Schools were also shutdown till Sunday.

    The decision to call-off the scheme was taken at a meeting chaired by Arvind Kejriwal and attended by ministers, including Gahlot, Gopal Rai and Imran Hussain.

    Earlier, it was revealed that pollution in Delhi-NCR will hit tourism in the region as November and December as majority of tourists opt for the Golden Triangle tourist circuit - Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.


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