'No exemption' in odd-even scheme: Delhi government's pollution action plan to NGT

Delhi government to implement odd-even scheme Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 06, 2017, 10.50 AM (IST)

The Delhi government today told the National Green Tribunal(NGT) that there would be no exemption for vehicles in the odd-even scheme when it implemented next time.

The Kejriwal government submitted its action plan to combat pollution in the national capital. In its plan, the government said it would stop construction activity in the capital as soon as pollution level touch the 'severe' category.

The Delhi government said it would stop the entry of trucks if the pollution levels in the city drop below manageable levels, adding that it would also shut industries causing pollution.

The government informed the tribunal that burning of waste was banned.

The NGT had earlier slammed the Delhi government for not being prepared to combat air pollution in the city saying it lacked an "action plan".

The Delhi government had earlier dropped the idea of going ahead with the odd-even scheme for vehicles after the NGT had said it would not allow any "exemptions" which would have meant women in the city would have to adhere to the new rule, the government felt it would endanger the safety of women.

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