The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has dismissed review application filed by Delhi government on Odd-Even issue and observed that exemption to two-wheelers is against the spirit of Odd-Even policy. The top Green Court ruled that any exemptions would only defeat purpose of the scheme since there are 60 lakh two wheelers plying in Delhi and carry lesser number of passengers and are more polluting since they subscribe to older emission norms.
The court also observed that the application of the odd even scheme was based on the Air Quality Index (AQI) and not any sort of discretion. "It also cannot be disputed that emissions from two- wheelers are also a major source of pollution. The exemptions sought would defeat the entire purpose of improving the air quality of Delhi," it said.
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