People are dying due to pollution: Supreme Court to petitioner challenging Odd-Even scheme

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

By Deepak Nagpal | Last Updated: Jan 14, 2016, 11:25 AM IST
People are dying due to pollution: Supreme Court to petitioner challenging Odd-Even scheme

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused 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 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.