Can't you restrict odd-even scheme to a week: HC asks AAP govt

New Delhi: Delhi High Court today asked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government to explain whether it is not enough to continue their odd-even vehicles scheme, slated for a fortnight till January 15, for one week.

A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath also said the Delhi government will have to admit that they do not have sufficient public transport to ferry people which was causing inconvenience to a large section of society.

"Aren't these six days enough for you? We have permitted the government to run this scheme for one week during which they must have collected data relating to pollution levels in the city," it said.

The court, however, fixed the matter for January 8 by when it has asked the government to get instructions on whether its pilot project can be reduced to a week instead of 15 days.

It also asked the government to provide data related to changes in the pollution level between January 1 and 7.