NGT on Delhi’s air pollution: Was minister’s statement for press only?


The National Green Tribunal on Monday asked the Delhi government if one of its ministers’ statement regarding filing a review petition only meant for media.

The green tribunal last week had removed several exemptions to the Delhi government’s Odd-Even plan on easing traffic congestion in the city. The bench led by Justice Swatantra Kumar had removed women, government officers and two-wheelers from the list of exemptions announced by the Delhi government for its planned Odd-Even scheme.

The city government had later dropped the plan after the NGT removed exemptions.

‘The government is not ready “to compromise with the safety of women” after the NGT ordered that there should be no exemption to anyone expect emergency vehicles such as ambulances and fire tenders, Kailash Gehlot, transport minister in Kejriwal government had said.

The government had also announced it will file a review petition against the NGT order. Gehlot had said that his government will go back to NGT on Monday and file a review petition, asking the tribunal to reconsider their decision regarding exemptions.