Odd-even: Delhi govt gets court notice

Petition raises a series of question over the controversial formula

GN Bureau | December 30, 2015


#odd even delhi   #odd even delhi high court  

The Delhi high court has issued a notice to the Delhi government on the controversial road rationalisation scheme, seeking reply in three days. The move comes on a PIL filed by Gunjan Khanna and lawyer Manoj Kumar, managing partner of the law firm Mammurabi & Solomon.

 
The petition has raised a series of queries, which the notice wants the government to reply, and clarify some of the confusions people have about the scheme – under which cars with odd numbers will ply on Delhi roads only on odd dates, and those with even numbers only on even dates from January 1.
 
These queries are:
 
* Does the government have a ‘Plan B’? If so, then what’s their preparedness, whether their Plan B can handle the cause for which it is implemented?
 
* If there’s no Plan B, why should the government go ahead with implementing the odd/even formula?
 
* Is the government of the opinion that the ‘Plan A’ is defect-proof?
 
* The government is implementing a formula which will land lakhs of people into chaotic situation.  Why is this formula implemented from 8 am to 8 pm? The objective should be to curb the pollution level during the peak hours of traffic and not to harass the people. Why should there be a timing constraint? Will this 8 am – 8 pm rule reduce air pollution? Why has the government not undertaken a study or research to test the adequateness of this time-specific implementation of odd/even formula?
 
* Instead of implementing the formula from 8 am to 8 pm, why don’t we categorize the traffic into two categories: a.     heavy traffic timing: implementation of formula during the heavy traffic timings, i.e., 10 am to 1 pm and then 5pm to 9 pm, and b.     less traffic timing – relax the implementation of formula during the less traffic timings, i.e. 2 pm to 5 pm and then 9 pm till 10 am.
 
* Has the government tested its existing public transport infrastructure; whether it will suffice the needs of the population of the Delhi once the odd/even formula is implemented? At present the public transport system is not capable of handling people from all section of society.
 
* The government has not taken into consideration the NCR aspect. The pollution in Delhi is not only because of the traffic situation in the city but also due to the surrounding industrial towns which are emitting industrial pollutions. Then why is this odd/even formula implemented only in Delhi and not in the entire NCR?
 
* What is the basis for exemptions? Has the government taken into consideration the essential services while preparing this schedule? Why essential services vehicles like milk vans, vans carrying medicines, and vans carrying vegetables are not in the exempted list?

Comments

 

Other News

Ransomware 2.0 hits India, Europe

Barely a month after the global Wannacry cyber hack, a new variant of ransomware malware has locked systems across several European countries and India. Petya, as cyber researchers call it, uses vulnerability in the Microsoft’s Windows system, and encrypts the computer files. It is understo

Threat still there to Niyamgiri: Green Nobel winner Prafulla Samantra

Prafulla Samantra, a social activist from Odisha has bagged the Goldman Environmental Prize, described as the Green Nobel Prize, for his long struggle to save the Niyamgiri hills from bauxite mining. He received the award in San Francisco in April 2017. He had fought the Niyamgiri issue right up to the Sup

What kind of ally should India consider the US?

What kind of ally should India consider the US?

US action on Hizb chief dampens Kashmiri separatists’ spirits

The USA declaring Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin as a specially designated global terrorist may not take the sting out of terrorists’ plans in Kashmir immediately but it has given a huge setback to Kashmiri separatists who had always hoped for American intervention in the Indo-Pak standoff o

Music is universal. It has no language: Vani Jairam

Vani Jairam’s childhood dream of becoming a playback singer was realised when veteran film music composer Vasant Desai gave her the opportunity to sing Bole Re Papi Hara and two other songs in the movie Guddi. After that, the multilingual singer went on to sing for eminent music per

Should there be death penalty for those involved in lynching?

Should there be death penalty for those involved in lynching?





Video

मुंबई बम ब्लास्ट के आरोपी की मौत

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter