The Delhi High Court has asked the AAP government, if the experiment with odd-even rule can be discontinued by this Friday. Hearing multiple public interest pleas, the court observed that great inconvenience was caused to the public due to inadequate public transport infrastructure.
The court has asked the government to file a report on changes in the level of pollution in Delhi since the scheme came into the effect on January 1 and why should the trial continue for another week. The AAP government will be filing a reply in the court tomorrow, addressing all the queries raised.
Delhi Transport Minister, Gopal Rai, told the reporters yesterday that the Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5 caused by the vehicular pollution is down by 30 per cent. The minister also pointed out that the congestion on the roads has reduced and the government had increased public transport with increase in metro frequency and additional buses plying on the Delhi roads.
We should have more updates on the odd-even rule, once the AAP government files a report in the High Court tomorrow.