Tiwari said the Delhi government should have first strengthened the public transport, if it wanted to check the vehicular air pollution.
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 CM Arvind Kejriwal hinted at the possible extension of the Odd-Even scheme.
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.
Under the scheme, four-wheelers with registration numbers ending with odd digits will ply on odd dates and those ending with even digits will ply on even dates.
Delhi government officials said that private buses, which would be given special permits, would ply on various routes between 8.30 am to 12.30 pm in the morning and 3.30 pm to 8.30 pm in the evening.
Experts recommend implementation of more GRAP measures in the national capital, Kejriwal says govt doing all it can to combat pollution
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.
Odd-Even: Delhi CM Kejriwal seeks transport department's views on exemption to women, two-wheelers, CNG vehicles
In the previous edition of the scheme, all two-wheelers had been exempt from the alternate day bar on plying on the roads.
The government said it will move the NGT on Monday requesting a review of its order and if the exemptions are granted, the scheme's implementation "will be considered".