Delhi High Court asks why not odd even scheme implemented for a week?



a routine Delhi traffic  in a day
a routine Delhi traffic in a day

The Delhi High Court in its observation on the odd even car policy in  the capital has posed a question to the AAP government led by Arvind Kejriwal as to why it was necessary to run the Odd-even traffic rule for 15 days and not  for a week .

The High Court observed that one week is also enough for the plan and does not need to be extended to 15 days. It has also asked the government to ease restrictions as people are suffering  due to insufficient public  transport. A bench of  Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath asked the government to produce the data on air pollution it has collected in a week during implementation of the odd-even scheme in national capital.

Delhi government’s standing counsel Rahul Mehra told that the decision was taken in order to reduce the levels of air pollution level in the capital city. “We are doing it for the people of the city and for the future generation. One out of three children born here said respiratory problems.” The high court has also asked for a proper report highlighting the changes in the level of pollution in Delhi since the scheme got implemented on 1 January.