November 14, 2017
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) in its November 11 order ruled that no exemption should be allowed to two-wheelers or women during the odd-even scheme.
With the blame game over pollution in Delhi showing no signs of a let-up, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) will today hear the plea moved by the Arvind Kejriwal government seeking amendment in its earlier order on odd-even car rationing scheme.The NGT in its November 11 order ruled that no exemption should be allowed to two-wheelers or women during the odd-even scheme.
Following the NGT order, the Delhi government scrapped its plan to implement the odd-even car rationing scheme from November 13 to November 17.
“We respect the NGT decision, but its condition of removal of two-wheelers and women from the exemption list has made it difficult to implement the odd-even rule as we do not have adequate buses,” Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot said.
The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Centre and the governments of Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana on a petition seeking emergency steps to improve the deteriorating air quality in the region.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra asked the Centre and the state governments about steps being taken to check the dipping air quality levels.
HERE ARE THE LIVE UPDATES:
11:20 AM: High court issues notice to Delhi government, Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), police and organisers of Delhi Half Marathon on Indian Medical Association (IMA) plea to postpone the event in view of poor air quality
10:50 AM: Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, writes in a Facebook post: “Breathless, palpitation, moist eyes… If you have any of these symptoms, it means you are in Delhi”.
10:45 AM: At least 118 trains are running late, 34 have been rescheduled and 10 cancelled due to fog in northern India. No flights have been delayed or cancelled today.
10:42 AM: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweets that he is coming to Chandigarh to meet Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday, seeks time from Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh.
.@capt_amarinder Sir, I am coming to Chandigarh on Wed to meet Haryana CM. Would be grateful if u cud spare sometime to meet me. It is in collective interest
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 14, 2017
10:40 AM: The Met has predicted light rainfall today and tomorrow which can help clear the layer of smog over Delhi and NCR