Earlier, sources in the Delhi government had told Firstpost that the main submission of the Delhi government in NGT on Monday will be about the problems the odd-even is going to cause if implemented without any exemption.
The capital of India, Delhi is engulfed with heavy smog.
"At the moment we are calling it off". As the NGT is to take up the hearing today, there is no show of the lawyer from the Delhi government's side.
The CNG vehicles and emergency services, such as ambulance and fire engines, will only get exemption during the odd-even scheme.
The government had exempted women, government officials and two-wheelers from the rationing. "The Supreme Court today agreed to hear a petition filed by advocate RK Kapoor which seeks immediate measures to check the rising pollution in Delhi and it's surrounding areas, which has become an worldwide headline for a week now", reports said.
Earlier the NGT had also announced that until Monday all the schools will be shut down and there will be a ban on trucks carrying construction material and on construcion sites until next notice.
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A case regarding the overall air pollution in Delhi is listed for Tuesday in the NGT.
Following the NGT direction, the Delhi government scrapped its plan to implement the scheme which was planned to come into effect from Monday. "There has been no policy measure to promote non-motorised transport in the capital".
The Delhi government on Monday also made a decision to work out a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) with state-owned helicopter service company Pawan Hans for aerial sprinkling of water over the city to contain pollution. He also commented on the hikes metro fares saying that the situation has become worse since the fares were raised twice in just six months.
Meanwhile, the Delhi BJP accused the AAP government of being in an "indecisive state" over the pollution crisis in the city and demanded Lt Governor Anil Baijal to call an all- party meeting.
The "emergency situation" was last witnessed from Thursday to Saturday morning.
BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma also slashed down on the Delhi government remarking that, the AAP government never implemented hundred of other option suggested by the NGT to overcome the situation but was stuck on the odd even scheme only. The government, he added, does not have enough public transport alternatives to accommodate over 6 million two-wheelers. "It is hard to say what the outcome of this exercise was", says Saransh Sharma who is a parent of a school-going child at a Delhi government school.