Refusing to hear an urgent hearing on a plea challenging the Delhi government’s notification on the odd-even formula, Chief Justice of India T S Thakur, said that he, along with other judges are car-pooling to work.
“People are dying of pollution. The government is taking steps to control pollution. Everyone must cooperate.”
Terming the petition as a “publicity stunt,” he said, “There is no urgency in the matter. Let it come up in due course.”
Under this experiment, private cars will run on alternate days based on their registration numbers. The rule requires cars with odd registration number to run on odd dates of the month and even registration numbers to run on even dates of the month. Sundays have been kept open for all the vehicles.
Earlier this week, the Delhi High Court had also ruled in favor of the trial and decided not to cut it short.
Where critics have said that Delhi does not have enough public transport to allow a smooth commute when the number of cars on roads is restricted; there are others who claim that the air quality of the national capital has shown signs of improvement as compared to earlier pollution levels.