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Delhi Odd-Even Scheme: SC Seeks Report From Delhi Govt Explaining The Logic Behind The Scheme [Read Order]

Lawstreet Journal 5 Nov 2019 5:42pm

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The Supreme Court on November 4, 2019, in the case of M.C. Mehta v. Union of India & Ors., has sought a report from the Government of NCT of Delhi explaining the rationale behind bringing in the odd-even scheme in the capital region as a means to deal with air pollution. 

A Division Bench comprising of Justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta was hearing a batch of petitions when Senior Advocate Sanjiv Sen pointed out that no useful purpose is being served by the scheme as in Delhi more use of two wheelers and three wheelers has taken place and they are being plied more causing equal pollution.

He said that it would be appropriate to stop the use of diesel vehicle, in case it is necessitated as the diesel vehicles cause more pollution as compared to petrol and CNG vehicles.

Taking note of this, the court ordered: "Let the Government of NCT of Delhi explain this aspect and file the data in this regard in the Court on the basis of the previous experience and whether if three wheelers and taxies are plying more on road during such restriction and relevant data be placed"

The Court further observed in the order: "During Odd/Even Scheme what is the difference being caused by stopping use of four wheelers when various other contributory factors are not taken care of by Government of NCT of Delhi".

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