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No odd-even, till its efficacy proven: NGT to Delhi Govt

No odd-even, till its efficacy proven: NGT to Delhi Govt

"At the moment, we are calling it off", said Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot, adding that the government's decision came in view of the directive by the green court. "If 30 lakh two-wheelers are off the road, Delhi's public transport system can not accommodate the surge", added Gehlot.

The odd-even scheme is not returning to Delhi on Monday, the Delhi government said today, expressing its inability to enforce the measure after the National Green Tribunal ordered the withdrawal of exemptions given to women and two-wheelers.

This decision has come as a result of rising air pollution in Delhi, and an attempt to reduce vehicular pollution in the city.

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"The tribunal also said that no VIP vehicles, government officials or women will be spared under this scheme", he said.

The NGT also asked the Delhi Traffic Police to deploy its personnel at traffic lights, observing that nearly all the main roads in the city are witness to diesel vehicles which are older than 10 years and petrol vehicles which are older than 15 years.

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The NGT also asked the city government to reconsider the four-times hike in the parking fee.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has recorded "severe" air quality, meaning that the intensity of pollution was extreme.

It also rapped the DTC chairman-cum-managing director for not taking note of an NGT order on maintenance of buses and carrying out a rationalisation study so that the vehicles can be used more effectively. The CPCB and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) also told the NGT that water sprinkling was a better way to control pollution, to which the green tribunal agreed. The US-based passenger carrier United Airlines temporarily suspended its Newark-IGI airport flights due to concerns over poor air quality in New Delhi. The concentration of PM2.5 and PM10 hovered around 490 and 290 micrograms per cubic metre during the morning hours, marginally below the emergency limit of 500 and 300. In fact, the improvement in the air quality made during the day started diminishing from around 2 pm itself.

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But by 6 pm, the readings had changed to 522 and 332.