The Delhi government brought the scheme into effect from November 4 as the city's air quality plunged into the 'severe' category.
Three Indian cities are in the list, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. So air pollution is not necessarily a problem specific to northern India although Delhi's pollution is double that of Kolkata.
Senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh slammed the Delhi BJP leaders of speaking in different voices on the issue of air pollution.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal raised the issue of stubble burning in neighbouring Haryana and Punjab, accusing the BJP and Congress governments of not following Supreme Court orders.
Delhi-NCR gasped for breath today as the noxious smog resulting from raging farm fires and unfavourable weather pushed pollution levels in the region towards the 'emergency' zone.
The petition, filed by a Noida-based advocate, has alleged that the Delhi government's November 1 notification on the scheme also violates fundamental rights.
In northern India, the atmospheric conditions during this time of the year are not very favourable, Senior Programme Management Officer of the UNEP Valentin Foltescu said.
The announcement followed Sikh organisations urging the Delhi government to relax the car rationing rule, which is currently in force in the city to reduce vehicular emissions.
Guru Nanak Dev anniversary: Kejriwal says decision on lifting odd-even rule on November 11-12 by Friday
Various Sikh organisations have sought exemptions from the odd-even scheme on November 11-12, citing celebrations and religious functions in the city.
The government received representation from Sikh organisations seeking exemptions from the road rationing rules on Guru Nanak Dev's birth anniversary on November 12.
The Delhi Deputy CM also said the number of challans issued went up on Tuesday as many were let off with a warning on the first day of the odd-even rule.
The odd-even scheme, which entails cars with even last digits to run on even days and with odd last digits to run on odd days of the month, will be in force from November 4 until November 15.
Delhi set to brace odd-even rule from Monday, Kejriwal urges people to follow it for their kids' sake
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed to people on Sunday to follow the rule for the sake of their children and the city.
The odd-even scheme will begin from 8 am on Monday, with only even-numbered non-transport vehicles allowed on Delhi roads on the first day of the exercise.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that the ‘Odd-Even’ scheme had been notified and will be in force from November 4 to November 15.