SC declines to intervene in odd and even scheme

People are dying due to pollution, says the chief minister

GN Bureau | January 14, 2016



The judiciary has good interest and set example in Delhi’s odd even vehicles scheme. It continues to support such a move with the supreme court today (Thursday) refusing an urgent hearing on a plea challenging the Delhi government's notification on Odd-Even scheme and the Delhi High Court order giving it a go-ahead till January 15.

The odd-even scheme was introduced by the Aam Aadmi Party government to curb pollution in Delhi.

Terming the plea as a "publicity stunt", the supreme court said, "People are dying due to pollution. We are doing car-pooling and you want to challenge it."

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear an urgent plea challenging Delhi High Court order and AAP government's notification for odd-even scheme to curb pollution in Delhi. Terming the plea as a "publicity stunt", the apex court said, "People are dying due to pollution. We are doing car-pooling and you want to challenge it." Read Full Coverage of Odd Even Formula Chief Justice of India TS Thakur firmly said, "People are dying of pollution. The government is taking steps to control pollution.

Everyone must cooperate. “The 15-day trial which began on January 1 will be ending on Friday. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said the odd-even trial to curb pollution in Delhi will not be extended for now.

The sharp rebuke came as the court has been pushing for drastic measures in the capital which is now being described as a gas-chamber owing to the fact that it is one of the most polluted cities in the world.

The Odd-Even scheme would run from January 1 to 15 as part of trial. It is likely to be introduced again after a review, a government minister has said.

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