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Delhi HC disposes off pleas against odd-even scheme

  • The court asked Delhi govt to consider petitioners' representation
  • The various petitions had challenged different facets of the scheme

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday disposed off a batch of petitions pertaining to the odd-even scheme scheduled to be implemented by 4 November in the city. It further directed to treat the petitions as representations by November 5.

A division bench comprising of Chief Justice D.N. Patel and C. Hari Shankar also declined to grant any stay on the scheme.

The various petitions had challenged different facets of the scheme.

One petition by Shashwat Bhardwaj had asked for quashing the decision of enforcing the odd-even scheme in Delhi is in blatant violation of fundamental right guaranteed by Article 14 of the Constitution of India. He had furthermore sought appropriate directions to the Government of Delhi to set up a committee that may, apart from senior bureaucrats, also comprise of members of the Bar, to conduct a study on the viability of the said odd even scheme and any alternate arrangement that does not violate any fundamental right and also fills the void that the said scheme fails to take into account.

Another petition by Sanjjiiv Kkumaar had said the petition was "solely for vote bank politics and spending crores of rupees in advertisement and promotion in the guise of curbing pollution".

The third petition, by Santosh Gupta, had opposed the Delhi government’s decision of not exempting CNG vehicles was arbitrary.

The court had last week dismissed a PIL on a similar petition on the odd even scheme. The petitioner had opposed the scheme on the ground that it was "arbitrary" as polluting vehicles, like two-wheelers, were being exempted while CNG driven vehicles were not.

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