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EPCA to put GRAP on auto mode

NEW DELHI: After the days long battle between the green court and the Delhi government over the odd-even scheme, the Supreme Court authorised body EPCA has a plan to put the scheme as an automatic measure under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).
EPCA is planning to devise a system under which measures like odd-even will kick in automatically when air pollution enters 'emergency' zone.
Earlier this month, when pollution had breached emergency levels, the Delhi government had decided to implement the car-rationing scheme based on odd and even number plates, but had to call it off at the last moment.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) had made it clear that it would allow the scheme to be enforced only if the exemptions to two-wheelers and women were withdrawn, but the Arvind Kejriwal government had expressed its inability to do so, citing inadequacies in the city's public transport system.
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