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From what we know, the Green Court (NGT or National Green Tribunal) is hearing a plea on the implementation of the odd-even scheme by the Delhi government today.

The Odd-Even Rule will be coming back to Delhi for the third time and will be implemented from 13 November 2017 and be valid throughout the week till 17 November 2017. "We will again approach the NGT and will ask them to allow exemptions to women and two-wheelers", Gahlot told media.

Following the NGT direction, the Delhi government scrapped its plan to implement the scheme which was planned to come into effect from Monday.

Earlier in the day, the NGT questioned the Delhi government for not filing a review petition and wondered if its statement on Saturday was a media gimmick.

"Replying t the letter of Kejriwal, Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar, on Monday said that "No single person, government or organisation can improve the air quality of Delhi", Khattar wrote to Kejriwal, also asking him what steps has the AAP taken to check stubble burning within the national capital".

The odd-even scheme involves having vehicles with odd number registration numbers on the roads on odd dates and those with even registration numbers on even dates.

"We can not ignore the pollution", the bench said adding that it will hear the plea today itself after finishing the matters listed on its board. The harassment one goes through as a woman using public transport was enough to prompt me to put my savings into a depreciating asset; it wasn't just a auto for me, it was my independence. It has been a week that health emergency is declared in Delhi as hazardous smog clouds the region, making it risky for the people to breath.

Low wind speeds, dust from construction sites, rubbish burning in the capital and firecrackers used in festivals contribute to increased pollution levels.

The levels of PM2.5 and PM10 continued to rise even as both central and Delhi governments claimed partial relief during the afternoon.

All schools in Delhi, adjoining areas and Punjab were closed until Sunday in view of the rising pollution.

Ghaziabad was the most polluted city in the entire NCR, with PM2.5 at an astounding 848 units at 4 p.m - 33 times the safe limit.

According to the Newspaper,"We discussed that around 3000 crores will be spent to check the pollution levels in Delhi".

"The state government still went ahead with the scheme, even though their own Delhi Pollution Board said it was not effective, and in fact, worsened the situation in phase-1 and phase-2".

Air pollution is a leading cause of premature death in India.


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