Delhi HC to Kejriwal govt: Can odd-even policy be wound up by Friday?
The court noted that due to insufficient public transport in the capital, people are being inconvenienced.
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Aam Aadmi Party government if the odd-even formula that is being tested in Delhi could be wound up by Friday.
While hearing a petition on the matter, the court asked the Delhi government, “What is the need to continue the scheme for 15 days... can you end the odd-even policy by Friday?”
The court noted that due to insufficient public transport in the capital, people are being inconvenienced after the implementation of the odd-even formula for 15 days beginning January 1.
Further, terming the Delhi government's status report on pollution levels as vague, the High Court asked the government to file a fresh report containing data on pollution levels in the capital this week.
The counsel for the Delhi government, meanwhile, told the court that they need more time to collate pollution data from different places in Delhi.
The counsel, however, said that the odd-even formula is working and has been very well received by the people.
“Initial data shows reduction in pollution level,” the court was informed.