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National Green Tribunal questions Kejriwal's odd-even formula

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 12:48 IST

National Green Tribunal (NGT), the organisation responsible for disposal of environment protection cases in India has now raised questions on Delhi government's odd-even formula.

The tribunal has said that the policy might not achieve the desired results. "The odd-even formula for vehicles may make people to buy two cars," it stated.

The AAP government in Delhi has announced that the odd-even policy, according to which odd and even numbered vehicles will be allowed on streets on alternate days, will be implemented from 1 to 15 January on an experimental basis.

This odd-even formula is an aspirational step by the Delhi government which aims at controlling the growing pollution levels in the national Capital. The decision was taken a day after Delhi High Court had lambasted the government for failing to curb the menace and had commented that living in the city was like living in a gas chamber.

First published: 11 December 2015, 1:25 IST