NGT Reacts on Odd even scheme: Delhi government should have logical explanation for exemptions sought

Today on 14 November, the NGT rejected the exemptions the sought for women drivers and two-wheelers in Delhi odd-even scheme of Delhi government. The National Green Tribunal asked Kejriwal government, why it cannot run buses for women to solve the transportation problem during this scheme. Reportedly NGT said the Delhi government should give a logical explanation for exemptions sought while approaching the Green court. Following the new guidelines by NGT on 11th November, Delhi government had dragged their decision on the odd-even plan for 13th-17th November.

Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot said that they respect the decision of National Green Tribunal, but it is difficult to arrange special buses for women as we don’t have adequate buses whereas NGT conditioned to remove the exemption of two-wheelers and women from the list.

NGT said, “Is this a joke? as two-wheelers are more polluting than four-wheelers, than why do you intend to give arbitrary exemptions? What does one stand to gain from this?” Green Court also exempted the Industries involved in the manufacturing of essentials from the prohibitory order of odd-even scheme. The NGT give permission to carry on the construction activity while saying that it is non-polluting in nature and complies with the guidelines.