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Delhi good to go with odd-even car formula

Staff Writer |
India's top environmental court, the National Green Tribunal (NGT), on Saturday allowed the Delhi government to implement odd-even car rationing formula to control the pollution from Monday.

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However, the court banned all exemptions granted under the Odd-Even formula.

"What is the basis of exemptions if you want to improve air quality," the court told Delhi government.

Deadly blanket of smog is enveloping the Indian capital city for the sixth straight day.

The green panel said the government's odd-even formula should come into effect every time the particulate matter (PM) 10 exceeds the level of 500 and PM 2.5 rises above 300.

The NGT's nod has come a day after it asked the Delhi government to submit data or studies on the basis of which it has planned to introduce the odd-even car rationing formula from next week.

However, as per new court order CNG vehicles, emergency services such as ambulance and fire will be exempted from odd-even scheme.

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