Plea In NGT Challenges The Implementation Of 'Odd Even' Scheme In Delhi [Read Petition]
A Petition has been filed in the National Green Tribunal challenging the implementation of the 'odd even scheme' under the 7 point 'Parali Pradushan Action Plan' of the AAP led Delhi Govt.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in a tweet dated 13th September had stated that the pollution in Delhi was down by 25%, and Delhi is the only city where the pollution is going down. In a following tweet, he announced a '7 Point Parali Pradushan Action Plan' to combat the issue of smog in the city. The implementation of the 'odd even policy' was a part of the action plan.
The plea mentions an 'assessment of impact' of the 'odd even scheme' on the air quality of Delhi, conducted by the CPCB, found that the ambient air quality of Delhi was more deteriorated than usual. A reference was also made to an order where a report submitted on behalf of DPCC showed that PM 2.5 levels were much higher during the implementation of the odd even scheme.