Odd-Even scheme to continue till January 15

| Monday, January 11, 2016 - 16:26
First Published |
HC refuses to interfere in odd-even scheme
New Delhi: The Delhi Government's Odd-Even scheme will continue till January 15 as planned, the Delhi High Court ruled today.
The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to interfere in the Delhi government's 15-day odd-even restrictions for cars aimed at curbing air pollution.
A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath said it will not "interfere unless the policy is unconstitutional or contrary to the statutory provisions".
However, the judges said, they must consider some of the issues raised by petitioners on Odd-Even if it implements such a scheme again.
The Aam Aadmi Party government had launched a  two-week experiment on January 1 to cut pollution/smog in the capital. In the previous days there had been a lot speculation on whether the scheme would be extended beyond January 15 due to the difficulties faced by the masses.
The Delhi government yesterday had issues with a statement saying that the air pollution caused by vehicular traffic has declined by 50 per cent in the national capital. However, the HC called the city's public transport "insufficient" and observed that people were inconvenienced.
(With inputs from IANS)
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