Delhi smog: AAP government fails to file Odd-Even review petition in NGT today
Delhi smog: AAP government files Odd-Even review petition in NGTET Online|Updated: Nov 13, 2017, 02.45 PM IST NEW DELHI: Delhi Government has today filed an appeal in the National Green Tribunal seeking certain changes in NGT's previous directions related to Odd-Even scheme. The tribunal is likely to hear the plea, tomorrow.
The AAP government had said on Saturday that it would file a review petition against the NGT's decision rejecting most exemptions given under the Odd-Even scheme, including those to two-wheelers and women.
Earlier in the day, the NGT today came down heavily on the AAP government for not showing up at the tribunal with a plan to reduce Delhi's air pollution. "Whether the Delhi government was only informing the media about a review petition on the Odd-Even scheme since no review petition has been filed as yet," asked NGT as reported by ANI.
In a press conference, Delhi Minister Gopal Rai said that Arvind Kejriwal is continuously monitoring the situation.
"Delhi CM and cabinet are in touch with environment scientists and are continuously monitoring situation. Movement of trucks and construction works are under scrutiny, water is being sprinkled. We're re-filing before NGT that 2 wheelers and women be exempted from Odd Even, said Rai.
After the NGT's exemption decision, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot had scrapped the plan to implement Odd-Even scheme.
"In light of the two conditions by NGT on two-wheelers and women, at the moment we are calling it off. We will go back to NGT on Monday, file a review petition for them to reconsider their decision regarding the two," Gehlot had said.
Earlier, NGT had also directed Delhi's neighbouring states to ensure that there should be no crop burning and had warned of fine from the salary of the responsible officer if any incident is reported to the tribunal.
Delhi is facing severe air pollution, especially heavy smog. The state government had decided to implement the Odd-Even scheme from today to reduc e the pollution. Read more onOdd even schemeNational Green TribunalKailash GehlotDelhi SmogAir Pollutionaap government
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