Friday, 17 November, 2017

Arvind Kerjiwal Government Re-Files Before National Green Tribunal

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Steve Phelps | 14 November, 2017, 00:45

Earlier, sources in the Delhi government had told Firstpost that the main submission of the Delhi government in NGT on Monday will be about the problems the odd-even is going to cause if implemented without any exemption. The smog situation in the National Capital has been deteriorating for nearly past one week.

"In light of the the two conditions by NGT on 2 wheelers and women, at the moment we are calling it off".

Nikhil Pahwa, an activist and journalist who has written about air pollution, outlined 22 different ideas on Twitter to curb it, adding that the government has always been aware of such measures. Delhi's public transportation can not take that load. The NGT has agreed to the government's scheme after it directed that only emergency services will be exempted from it during a hearing on Saturday.

India's smog-choked capital has called off a plan to restrict private vehicle use after the country's top environmental court ruled women, VIPs and two-wheelers could not be exempt.

Earlier the NGT had also announced that until Monday all the schools will be shut down and there will be a ban on trucks carrying construction material and on construcion sites until next notice.

Meanwhile, different political parties are lashing out at the Aam Aadmi party for not being able to curb the critical health emergency in the national capital.

"What is the data on the basis of which the odd-even scheme is planned to be introduced only for five days, specially when the pollution is now diminishing, as reflected by the reports from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC)", the Bench asked.

According to it, about 3,500 new buses were being procured to ply in the national capital.

Also Read: Delhi Govt. He also commented on the hikes metro fares saying that the situation has become worse since the fares were raised twice in just six months.

The Delhi government counsel said from next year, with better preparation, it would be in a position to implement the odd-even scheme without any exemption.

Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Manoj Tiwari also attacking the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that "Kejriwal government completely failed in taking preventive steps against pollution, and it has taken immature steps to deal with the crisis".

The "emergency" situation was last witnessed from Thursday till Saturday morning. Adding another wave of commuters may result in collapse of public transportation system. Says he is very busy and can't meet me in Delhi.

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