"What Will You Achieve?": Supreme Court Raps Delhi Government Over The Return Of 'Odd-Even' Car Rationing
‘What Will You Achieve?’: Supreme Court Grills Delhi Government Over The Return Of ‘Odd-Even’ Car RationingAam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal. (Sushil Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) 

Slamming the Chief Minister (CM) Arvind Kejriwal over having re-implemented the controversial 'Odd-Even' car rationing system with the goal of containing pollution woes in Delhi, the Supreme Court on Monday (4 November) questioned his Government asking, "What will you achieve?", reports Bar & Bench.

The criticism by the top court came as the two-judge bench noticed that the scheme has categorically left out two-wheelers, three-wheelers, and taxis, while restricting the commute of privately-owned vehicles.

Justice Arun Mishra said, "What will you achieve? You are stopping private cars, but autos and taxis can ply. They will ply more now and pollute equally."

The bench, which also comprised of Justice Deepak Gupta has directed CM Kejriwal's Government to file a detailed response on the rationale behind the scheme based on data collected by the authorities with respect to the effectiveness of the scheme's previous implementation.

Justice Gupta also noted and took up the matter of the paltry fleet of buses in Delhi to facilitate the car rationing scheme. He pointed out that the Government had promised that around 3,000 buses would be brought on Delhi roads to ensure better implementation of the scheme while only a fraction of the same have really been deployed.

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