Delhi government on backfoot after Supreme Court’s comments
Due to increasing pollution in Delhi, Delhi government had announced to implement odd-even on Monday. Kejriwal government of Delhi had said that Odd Even will be implemented in Delhi from 13 to 20 November. But the Supreme Court has raised questions on this decision of the Delhi government. The Supreme Court said that the Odd Even scheme of Delhi government is just a show.
The court said that Delhi government had already implemented this scheme but it was not successful. After the comments of the Supreme Court, Delhi government has come on backfoot. Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai held a meeting with Delhi Transport Minister, Traffic Police and officials of related departments at Delhi Secretariat regarding the outline of implementing Odd Even in Delhi.
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Decision on odd even after reading SC order
During this, Rai said that only after reading the order of the Supreme Court, the Delhi government will take a decision on implementing Odd Even in Delhi. He said that information had to be given in this meeting regarding what would be the rules regarding implementation of odd-even in Delhi. But the Supreme Court has given its observation regarding odd-even. We will move forward on this only after reading the order of the top court. The government’s preparations are complete.
What did the Supreme Court say on odd even?
The Supreme Court raised questions on the Odd Even scheme of the Delhi government and said that the Delhi government has already implemented this scheme but no concrete solution was found. Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul said that you have already brought the odd-even system, has it been successful, all this is just for show.
The Supreme Court has asked the Chairman of Delhi Pollution Control Committee to appear in the next hearing. Supreme Court said that DPCC should collect real time data on pollution and not make it public. The Supreme Court said that all the states will have to fight together to reduce pollution. It is the responsibility of all states to provide healthy air to the people.
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State government should be serious about pollution
The Supreme Court said that weather is also an issue. God knows what would have happened if there was no metro. However point to point connectivity is still an issue. Everyone takes the underground (metro) in London.