Delhi Government Likely To Extend Odd-Even Scheme; HC verdict on Jan 11

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The Delhi government has informed the Delhi High Court that it may extend the odd-even scheme beyond the previously planned 15 day trial period. The government claimed that the data collected during the past few days shows that vehicular pollution has fallen since the 1st of January.

A division bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath took note of the report submitted by the government based on data collected during the trial period. It said it will pass an order on January 11.

"There hasn't been a significant reduction in pollution. The odd-even scheme is an urgent measure to control the spiking air pollution level," Said senior advocate Harish Salve.

The Delhi government had been asked whether it could limit the restrictions of the odd-even scheme in Delhi to a week instead of the planned 15 days.

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Story first published: Friday, January 8, 2016, 16:48 [IST]
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