In a major development, Delhi government led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced that there will be no odd-even scheme implemented in Delhi. The decision has come just hours after National Green Tribunal (NGT) during its hearing on odd-even implementation today gave its nod to the scheme and said that it could be implemented with no exemptions on two-wheelers, VVIPs and women. Justifying the decision, the Delhi government has said that since women are also not exempted from odd-even plan after NGT guidlines, will now be a security issue for them, therefore the odd-even scheme will not be implemented.
Speaking on the matter, Delhi Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot said, “In light of the the two conditions by the National Green Tribunal on two-wheelers and women, at the moment we are calling it off the odd-even scheme. We will go back to NGT on Monday, file a review petition for them to reconsider their decision regarding both the conditions set by them i.e to exempt two-wheelers and Women.” On Friday, NGT had slammed the Delhi government for mulling a plan to implement odd-even at a time when the pathetic pollution problem in the city was improving. The NGT had also asked the Delhi Government to prove how odd-even would have helped in curbing pollution in the city.