Delhi: Delhi High Court on Monday allowed AAP government to continue odd-even scheme till January 15, 2016.
The High Court also refused to interfere with Delhi government’s notification on the scheme.
However, the court asked the AAP government that if in future it wishes to continue the scheme it should take into consideration the issues raised by various petitioners.
The next hearing over the car rationing scheme is scheduled on 15, February.
The Court had on Wednesday asked the government why the trial period for odd-even scheme was decided to go for 15 days, asking why it can’t restrict odd-even scheme to a week, when the inconvenience was being caused to the public at large.
While seeking quashing of the notification, a plea filed by Delhi High Court Bar Association President Rajiv Khosla had sought explanation from Delhi government on what jurisdiction it has to fix a fine of Rs 2,000 without amendment in the Motor Vehicles Act.
The odd-even rule which was implemented in Delhi starting January 1 is expected to go on till January 15.
However, the Delhi government has claimed success of the odd-even scheme.
Air quality in Delhi improved considerably on Saturday, mainly due to strong winds and sunny conditions, with level of particulate matter settling 50 per cent less than the average readings since the enforcement of the odd-even car rationing measures, the Delhi government aid.