Responding to a petition filed by the Delhi High Court Bar Association demanding that lawyers be exempted from the Odd-Even scheme, the Delhi government said that it would consider the request in the next round of the scheme.
A media report quoted the division bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant as saying, "The Delhi government said that since the ongoing odd-even scheme is about to expire on 30 April, the petitioner's contentions will be considered in case the scheme is implemented again".
Delhi High Court Bar Association president Rajiv Khosla slammed the Delhi government for not including lawyers in the exempted list even after being ordered by the High Court.
According to reports, Khosla also said in his petition that the pollution levels had not come down during Odd-Even scheme and that the Rs 2000 fine was illegal. He said that lawyers must be exempted as they had books to carry and their absence could not delay the court proceedings.