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Delhi: SC stays NGT order refusing exemption to two-wheelers from odd-even scheme

Delhi government told the High Court that it would be impossible to accommodate people in public transport ifthe odd-even scheme is made applicable for two-wheelers also.

Published: 17th September 2018 12:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th September 2018 12:19 PM   |  A+A-

File photo of odd numbered cars seen during the odd-even scheme for vehicles in New Delhi. (Shekhar Yadav | EPS)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Monday stayed the operation of the National Green Tribunal's 2017 order which had directed that odd-even vehicle rotation scheme is made applicable to two-wheelers also in Delhi.

A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Dipak Gupta was told by Additional Solicitor General (ASG) A N S Nadkarni, appearing for Delhi government that it would be impossible to accommodate people in public transport if the odd-even scheme is made applicable for two-wheelers also.

Under the scheme, odd and even numbered vehicles ply on alternate days. Nadkarni said there were around 68 lakh two-wheelers in Delhi and they were seeking exemption for two-wheelers.

He said the NGT had passed an order on December 15 last year in this regard and they were complying with all directions but want the exemption for two-wheelers in the odd-even scheme.

The green tribunal had in December last year dismissed the Delhi government's review plea seeking the exemption for two-wheelers in the odd-even scheme, saying such a relaxation would defeat the purpose of improving Delhi's ambient air quality.

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