Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to intervene in the Delhi government’s proposal to introduce odd and even number vehicles from 1 January to curb rising air pollution.
The HC, while refusing to grant a stay on Delhi government’s plan, told the petitioner, “Why are you filing such PILs? It’s just a proposal and government is doing this on a trial basis. If you have public interest in mind, then come back after two weeks.”
The next date of hearing has been fixed for 23 December.
Delhi government on Tuesday had announced that its Odd-Even formula to curb air pollution will kick in from 1 January with the rules being applicable between 8 in the morning till 8 in the evening.
There will be no restrictions on Sunday.
Addressing a news conference at the Delhi secretariat, the transport minister in Delhi government, Gopal Rai said that the decision on two-wheelers will be taken on 10 December.
He said, “15-day trial will start from 1 Jan 2016 and we will assess the success before taking a call on whether to continue with this arrangement further.”
The moved has received support from India’s newly appointed Chief Justice, TS Thakur, who said last that the judges were happy to share car to travel to office.
More to follow