Odd- Even scheme to continue till Jan 15: Delhi HC

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The Delhi High Court today said that it will not interfere with the AAP government’s notification on Odd-Even formula and it will continue till January 15.

Delhi High CourtA bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath last week had reserved its order on various pleas challenging the AAP government’s project to curb pollution.

While pronouncing its order, the HC asked the AAP government to take into account objections raised by all petitioners. The court fixed the date of next hearing on February 15.

In December, The Odd-even scheme had been introduced in the national capital by the AAP government to control the growing pollution and smog. Under this scheme the odd-and even-numbered cars were allowed to ply on alternate dates.

On Sunday, Arvind Kejriwal said that air pollution caused by vehicular traffic has declined by 50 percent in the national capital.

Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai has maintained that the odd-even car restriction scheme would not be extended beyond 15 days and termed as “false” reports saying it could go on.