“There is no data to suggest that the odd-even scheme has led to a decline in vehicular pollution in the national capital, CPCB said on Thursday. On being informed about this by the apex pollution monitoring body, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) asked the Delhi government, which is implementing the second phase of the car-rationing scheme, why 15-year-old vehicles cannot be taken off the roads.
“Prima facie, there is no data to suggest that odd-even scheme has any impact on decrease in vehicular pollution…the fluctuations in PM10 and PM2.5 is due to weather and change in wind patterns,” Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) told a bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar said. CPCB, which has been asked to analyse ambient air quality data in Delhi, told the green panel that scientific study is going on and it would submit its detailed report on vehicular pollution by 2 May…” Live Mint. Read it on delhiair.org.