The odd-even plan will be rolled out in Delhi for five days from November 13 to 17.
Since Tuesday, Delhi has seen it's air quality hit 'severe' levels, as toxic smog hung over the city in a thick haze. In view of the severe air pollution level in the city, the government has closed all schools till Sunday and a further decision will be taken after an assessment of air quality.
The odd-even plan will be rolled out in Delhi for five days from November 13 to 17. The plan will be in place from 8 am to 8 pm and there will be exemptions for women drivers and two-wheelers. The National Green Tribunal has said it will examine the effects of the odd-even scheme on the air quality when it was previously applied.
Here are the live updates as the capital battles pollution and poor air quality:
Delhi government to allow free travel in DTC, cluster buses during odd-even
'Impose 1 lakh fine on on builders found violating directions'
The National Green Tribunal has asked the Delhi government to impose a fine of rupees 1 lakh fine on builders found violating directions, as construction work has been halted in view of smog and air pollution. It has also directed states to ensure there is no crop burning and said if any such incident is reported to the green court, a considerable amount of fine will be charged from the salary of responsible officer.
The National Green Tribunal has asked the Delhi government to give an undertaking that it will roll out the odd-even plan only when particulate matter levels are over 300.