The Supreme Court today ruled that the odd-even vehicular plan will not be cancelled, in order to curb the rising pollution levels in New Delhi.
Refusing to hear an urgent hearing on a plea challenging the Delhi government’s notification on the odd-even formula, Chief Justice of India TS Thakur said, “People are dying of pollution. The government is taking steps to control pollution. Everyone must cooperate.”
Cars with license plates ending in even numbers can be used on even-numbered dates. Odd-numbered cars are allowed on other dates. The trial, which began on January 1, ends on January 15.
Defending the scheme, the AAP government had said it aimed at reducing congestion on the capital’s roads that has further contributed towards lowering of pollution.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that the experiment to combat pollution in the capital will not be extended beyond January 15 for now. His government wants time to assess the impact of the odd-even experiment on air quality.
SOURCE: India today