Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had cancelled the implementation of Odd-Even-rule last month, claiming that they can not risk security of women.
The next edition of the odd-even plan in Delhi will make no exceptions even for women, the Arvind Kejriwal government has said in an anti-pollution action plan submitted to the National Green Tribunal amid a massive controversy over Lankan cricketers complaining of discomfort and wearing masks during matches in the capital.
Observing that the air quality in Delhi and NCR was never "normal", the Tribunal had earlier also directed the Delhi government and neighbouring states to spell out their action plans and how they would implement the GRAP, given the severity of the air quality.
"The government wants to implement odd-even with exemptions..." It also argued that public transportation was not equipped to accommodate so many two-wheeler drivers.
The NGT had asked the governments of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan last month to submit an action plan that will be used to tackle the air pollution menace.
The tribunal noted that not a single First Information Report or FIR had been filed in connection with pollution. Yesterday, India's Mohammad Shami also vomited on the field.
Besides the change in stance regarding the odd-even policy, the plan according to The Indian Express report includes several strict measures to curb the rising air pollution levels in the capital.
The rules specified last month by the NGT only exempted emergency vehicles like PCR vans, fire brigade and ambulances from the scheme. Therefore, NGT again pulled Delhi government and asked to submit action plan in two days.