Published On : Wed, Jan 6th, 2016

HC to AAP govt: Why can’t you stop ‘inconvenient’ odd-even plan on Fri?

Delhi odd evenNew Delhi/ Nagpur: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the AAP government why the trial period for odd-even scheme was decided to go for 15 days.

The Court asked the government why it can’t restrict odd-even scheme to a week, when the inconvenience was being caused to the public at large.

“You will have to admit that you don’t have enough public transport to ferry public,” the court said.

The court has also demanded data on how much pollution level has changed between January 1 and January 7.

The odd-even rule which was implemented in Delhi starting January 1 is expected to go on till January 15.

Monday proved to be a litmus test for the Delhi govt over this scheme as scores of people had a harrowing experience while commuting.

The Metros and DTC buses were flooded with people. Over 41 lakh commuters travelled by Delhi Transport Corporation buses in the national capital on Tuesday.

However, the Delhi government has claimed success of the odd-even scheme. It said that the cut in vehicular emission due to rolling out of the odd-even scheme has resulted “definitive decline” in levels of PM2.5 pollutants.