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SC to hear plea on Odd-Even Scheme

SC to hear plea on Odd-Even Scheme

Delhi government is implementing the Odd-Even scheme to control pollution. While only some vehicles are exempted under the scheme, a petition was filed in the Supreme Court.

The apex court would hear the plea today. The court also hears the pollution issues today.

The petition was filed by a Noida-based advocate stating that the scheme is arbitrary. The petitioner said that it is just a ‘political and vote bank gimmick’.

Moreover, it is a clear violation of fundamental rights for not allowing citizens to move freely in the country. It hinders the livelihood and business of people who regularly commute to and from Delhi.

The plea also stated that the odd-even rule was implemented in the national capital city in the past but did not have any good impact on the pollution levels.

It quoted the references of three data sources on Delhi’s air quality index including the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC).

The Delhi government proposed to implement the rule again from November 4 to November 15.

While some vehicles are exempted from the rule, a chaotic situation is prevalent due to non-clear instructions from the government.

The schools reopened on Wednesday in Delhi. The cars and school buses that carry the children were exempted from the rule. However, parents wondered whether these exemptions would apply while they are returning after dropping the children to school.

Meanwhile, several Sikh Organizations urged the government to exempt the rule on November 11-12 on the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

In this context, the government says that considering the religious sentiments of the Sikhs, the restrictions are likely to be lifted on those days.

However, the final decision is taken today in a cabinet meeting.

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