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:
To encourage use of public transport during Odd- Even, Delhi govt to allow free travel for commuters in all DTC and Cluster buses from 13-17 November.- Kailash Gahlot (@kgahlot) November 10, 2017
This will encourage people to switch to public transport https://t.co/W3fPf4NL8C- Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 10, 2017
'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.