Delhi government seeks exemptions for odd-even this year

On these stretches safety seems light years away

The last couple of times, women drivers and two-wheeler motorists were exempted from the odd-even scheme but this time; these motorists will not be exempt from the odd-even rule as the Green Court questioned the rationality of the exemption to the Delhi government.

Since Tuesday morning, Delhi was covered with thick smog, following which health officials issued advisory to elderly and children to avoid venturing out. It is empowering to a woman, and neither the NGT nor the Delhi government has any business taking it away from us.

The worldwide permissible limit for PM2.5 - particles in air with diameter less than 2.5mm - is 25 units (micro gram per cubic metre), while for India it is 60 units. As the NGT is to take up the hearing today, there is no show of the lawyer from the Delhi government's side. During the meeting, it was discussed that the safety of women can not be compromised and even more Delhi did not have the adequate number of local buses to accommodate the Delhiites, which would be required if the scheme was to be implemented.

Twitter users in the smog-choked Indian capital Delhi have criticised the re-introduction of vehicle rationing as a "tokenistic" effort to curb pollution. Former transport minister Gopal Rai had held a session with women's groups, the AAP government had even held public meetings attended by SDM-rank officers to record votes in favour and against exempting women.

The Delhi Government has cited reports of fluctuating pollution levels in the national capital.

According to it, about 3,500 new buses were being procured to ply in the national capital. "There has been no policy measure to promote non-motorised transport in the capital".

The Delhi government has also temporarily banned construction work in a bid to improve conditions, and has increased parking fees to discourage people from driving their cars. He also commented on the hikes metro fares saying that the situation has become worse since the fares were raised twice in just six months.

On November 11, the NGT gave a conditional nod to the Delhi government's proposal to implement the odd-even scheme for five days starting from November 13.

Meanwhile, the Delhi BJP accused the AAP government of being in an "indecisive state" over the pollution crisis in the city and demanded Lt Governor Anil Baijal to call an all- party meeting. Adding another wave of commuters may result in collapse of public transportation system. "It is hard to say what the outcome of this exercise was", says Saransh Sharma who is a parent of a school-going child at a Delhi government school.

Related News:

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 India Price Cut

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 India Price Cut

    Xiaomi is set to launch new devices in the market soon and might have reduced the prices in view of the same. Xiaomi's "best selling" smartphone in India, the Redmi Note 4 is now available at a discounted price.
    Kim Kardashian West Celebrates Upcoming Baby Number 3 With Insane Shower

    Kim Kardashian West Celebrates Upcoming Baby Number 3 With Insane Shower

    Although Kim's hubby Kanye West and her biggest fan Jennifer Lawrence were nowhere to be seen, it was still an event to remember. She showed video and images of the front of the house and interior decorated with blooming cherry blossoms and white flowers.
    Noctis From Final Fantasy XV Is DLC For Tekken 7

    Noctis From Final Fantasy XV Is DLC For Tekken 7

    Noctis will be joining the likes of legendary fighters such as Yoshimitsu, Devin Jin, Jack 7 and other renowned Tekken warriors. The company will have surely heard the calls for more crossovers though, so fingers crossed it will deliver.
  • Australia Responsible for Dire Conditions of Refugees

    Australia Responsible for Dire Conditions of Refugees

    The men were also threatened with "arrest and prosecution" if they remained at the site after fencing was demolished. The accommodation they have been told to move to remains unfinished and uninhabitable, independent observers say.
    IPhone X has yet more problems

    IPhone X has yet more problems

    Of course that leaves the standard 4.7-inch iPhone 8 behind and Apple's production line may also soon reflect that. As reported by MacRumors , some users are noticing the appearance of a mysterious green line on their screens.
    The

    The "Most Downvoted Comment on Reddit" Award Goes to… EA

    Other heroes like Emperor Palpatine, Chewbacca and Leia Organa will unlock at 10,000 credits while Iden will unlock at 5,000. It now sits at negative 392,000 points, making it the most downvoted comment in Reddit history .
  • Things You Need To Know About The 2019 Corvette ZR1

    Things You Need To Know About The 2019 Corvette ZR1

    There's also a premium grade Bose audio package for savoring the moments when you're just cruising down the highway. Unlike many cars, however, the ZR1 has two optional packs that help improve the aerodynamics of the auto .
    Samsung A5 SM-A530 Surfaces On Samsung Site

    Samsung A5 SM-A530 Surfaces On Samsung Site

    With this design change, it's obvious that Samsung aims to shift the fingerprint scanner to the back of the Galaxy A5 2018. Twitter user Roland Quandt had pointed this out and the model number for the Galaxy A5 is listed as SM-A530N.
    CI Investments Inc. Acquires 24000 Shares of Brookfield Property Partners LP (BPY)

    CI Investments Inc. Acquires 24000 Shares of Brookfield Property Partners LP (BPY)

    Investors are a little more bearish on shares of Brookfield Property Partners L lately as shown by the uptick in short interest. The company sells its generation output primarily to public power authorities, load-serving utilities, and industrial users.
  • Mo. AG Investigating Google's Competition, Privacy Practices

    Mo. AG Investigating Google's Competition, Privacy Practices

    Also of interest to Hawley's investigation is the roughly 70 percent of all card transaction information that Google collects. Google agreed to change some business practices the FTC said were stifling competition in certain markets.
    Dana White gives huge update on Conor McGregor's return — UFC News

    Dana White gives huge update on Conor McGregor's return — UFC News

    The Fertittas turned their $2 million purchase of UFC into a $4.025 billion sale last July to the Hollywood agency WME-IMG. Despite his victory, however, St-Pierre's accomplishment didn't come without a bit of criticism.
    Paige to make WWE return on Raw

    Paige to make WWE return on Raw

    Now that Reigns has returned, however, Raw looks far stronger and prepared to handle whatever SmackDown throws in its direction. Whether or not Paige posting the photo has caused a change in plans for her at Survivor Series remains unknown at this time .


Most liked

Trump asked Xi to resolve Ball arrest
Arriving the day after the players were arrested , Trump reportedly raised the players' predicament during his visit to Beijing. Ball, the second son of outspoken and high-profile sports dad, LaVar Ball , is set to begin his freshman season at UCLA.

EU Member Nations Sign Defense Pact
On Monday, around 20 other European Union member states will sign the declaration, Polish Press Agency (PAP) reported Friday. Denmark and Britain, which have a special opt-out status, are not expected to participate.

Former Black Cat in cancer fight
Fellow former United player Danny Higginbotham said: "If true very sad news about one of my former teammates Liam Miller ". He also has 21 senior global caps, and one goal, for the Republic of Ireland . "That's from the whole team and everyone".

Ibtihaj Muhammad's Barbie is the First to Wear a Hijab
Now Muhammad, who grew up in Essex County, New Jersey, is making history again as Mattel unveils a new doll inspired by the athlete.

King's commute: LeBron, Cavs hop on NYC subway after shootaround
Ironically enough, the Knicks will now battle James and the Cavaliers on Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. Isaiah Thomas said the team "does it all" following his experience riding underground.

Abe says agreed with Putin to implement United Nations sanctions on North Korea
The Japanese government hopes to realize an Abe visit to China and a visit by the Chinese president to Japan next year. Abe's unprecedented meeting with both Xi and Li in such a short period of time is a sign of improving relations.

49ers' Marquise Goodwin reveals reason he was so emotional after scoring TD
Goodwin not only played, but he caught an 83-yard touchdown pass helping to bring the 49ers to victory against the Giants. Despite the heartbreaking loss, Goodwin took the field Sunday afternoon and helped his team beat the New York Giants .

Worldwide enrollment in United States colleges is on the decline
Sankul Rawat, a University of IL at Chicago graduate student, said many of his peers in India are choosing Canada over the U.S. No one factor led to the decline in new students, Goodman said during a phone conference with reporters last week.

Qualcomm shoots down Broadcom's $103 billion takeover offer
As of 1650 GMT, Qualcomm shares were up 1.78% to $65.72 each and Broadcom had posted a 0.24% uptick to $265.61 per share. Broadcom has shown its willingness to buy Qualcomm regardless of whether it closes the NXP deal.

N Korea brands Trump 'warmonger' as his Asia tour moves to Hanoi
The exercises will also involve 11 US Aegis ships and seven South Korean naval vessels, including two Aegis ships. Trump has been working to rally global pressure against North Korea's nuclear weapons program on a trip to Asia.

Italy fail to reach World Cup after play-off defeat by Sweden
That is the only regret I have and certainly not that I am finishing my career, because time passes and it's only right. Prior to that, they had only missed the first edition of the event in 1930 in Uruguay, which they did not enter.

Contracted Soviet-derived spaceplane Dream Chaser makes successful glide test
Sierra Nevada's six-mission contract calls for Dream Chaser to start delivering cargo to the space station in 2019. This successful test, though, should keep Dream Chaser on track for a debut spaceflight within the next two years.

Conor McGregor not sorry for shoving Bellator ref
I know I can take out Conor McGregor in two rounds. "I need to speak to my attorneys", said Mazzulli. Now, I don't know what they are going to do. "Let me tell you this". "I'm a policy guy".

Xbox One X is off to a surprisingly strong start
Dell's Alienware 17 laptop is available for $1,600, but again, doesn't list the original price. To check out all the deals Microsoft has planned for its Black Friday promotion, head here .

Braves to name Alex Anthopoulos as next general manager
The high-energy, 40-year-old baseball executive rejected a five-year extension with the Blue Jays at the end of the 2016 season. John Hart , the president of baseball operations, will transition into a new role as a special adviser, McGuirk said.