Questioning the efficacy of the scheme, the apex court said that pollution levels have continued to increase despite the implementation of the scheme.
Counsel for Delhi government, Mukul Rohtagi said in the court that there will certainly be a help if certain exemptions are removed.
Adding that stubble burning is main cause of pollution, Rohtagi said, “We are trying to work it out further. If two-wheelers are not allowed, the city will come to a standstill.”
The top court asked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government to inform it about the effect of the scheme on the air pollution in the city.
The apex court said, “Even Delhi government's affidavit says we have not conducted such study on the odd-even. It's a halfway solution, either it's full odd-even or no odd-even, there has to be no exemption. We don't know whether it's really working or not. Delhi is suffering badly, the AQI is almost 600 even today. How do people breathe?”
The court also directed the Centre to come up with a plan to install air purifying towers to address the pollution menace in the city.