Delhi Government Lifts All Exemptions Under Odd-Even Scheme

Odd-Even rule to be implemented without exemptions in Delhi

Aam Aadmi Party had strongly objected to NGT's decision on removing exemptions for women, two-wheelers, vehicles carrying children in school uniforms and VVIPs.

The Delhi government on Wednesday submitted action plan before National Green Tribunal (NGT) to combat pollution.

Accordance with the highly dense air pollution level finally the Delhi government action plan submitted to the NGT after a month.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government then cancelled the plan with a minister saying: "We can not compromise on women's security".

The government has also said in its plan that construction will be stopped completely when air pollution level touches "severe" category, adding that the entry of trucks into the city will also be banned during the time.

Within twenty-four hours, Delhi government changed its stance on granting exemptions for the road-rationing scheme. However, the state government had rejected this as they did not want to make any compromise when it came to the safety of women in the capital. It also argued that public transportation was not equipped to accommodate so many two-wheeler drivers. "The Delhi government has not followed the promises it made". NGT has now asked the Delhi government along with the governments of Haryana and Punjab to file a detailed report today regarding measures it will take to tackle pollution.

Yesterday, some members of the Lankan cricket team wore pollution masks at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium. Suranga Lakmal vomited on the field.

Smog had led to multiple interruptions in the third Test between India and Sri Lanka in Delhi on Sunday.

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