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.
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.
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 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.
The Department informed that private operators will be asked through public notices to offer their buses as was done during the first two Odd-Even programmes in 2016.
The Transport department has also suggested to rise the fine for violations of the odd-even formula from earlier Rs 2,000 to Rs 4,000.
Unlike previous occasions, privately owned CNG vehicles will this time not be exempted, the Delhi CM further said.
At the summit, Kejriwal is likely to speak about the Delhi government’s investment into improving the supply of electricity and other power-sector reforms.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel questioned the maintainability of the plea and 'dismissed it as withdrawn'.
AAP’s chief spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said whenever the government does anything for the public interest, the opposition leaders oppose.