Edited by Abhishek Chakraborty
| Saturday November 11, 2017, New Delhi
The implementation of the five-day odd-even scheme for cars in Delhi starting November 13 was scrapped by the ruling Aam Aadmi Party government today after the National Green Tribunal said that the plan cannot exempt VIPs, two-wheelers and women. The Delhi government, had on Friday, suggested bringing back the odd-even scheme for cars in order to curb the severe air pollution and smog which has been hanging low over Delhi and adjoining cities like Noida, Gurgaon and Ghaziabad. The green court (NGT), during the hearing today, questioned the rationale behind Delhi government's decision to roll out the scheme with exemptions for various categories of people, questioning the effectiveness of the exercise. The hearing began at 11 am today.