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Odd-Even: Cong slams Delhi govt for not doing groundwork

Odd-Even: Cong slams Delhi govt for not doing groundwork
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New Delhi: Delhi Congress on Friday slammed the Delhi Government's plan to implement a five-day odd-even scheme without doing any proper groundwork.

Chairman of the Delhi Professional Congress Aman Panwar said that the odd-even plan will not yield desired results in absence of adequate public transport. "The BJP-led Central Government and the Delhi Government made a clear-cut violation of the directions of the NGT as no steps were taken to implement the 'Graded Action Plan', prepared on the directions of the Supreme Court to contain pollution levels in Delhi," he said.
He also informed that the Delhi professional Congress has formed a Core Committee, which will come out with a white paper on air pollution within a week. Panwar further said when the Congress was in power in Delhi in 2012-13, the DTC had a fleet of 5,445 buses which came down to 4461 in January 2016 and to 3951 buses by June 2017.
Meanwhile, some lawyers called on Ajay Maken. In the meeting, it was decided that they would hold a peaceful dharna on November 22 at Rajghat to protest against bringing lawyers under the ambit of GST. "Though legal profession is not a commercial activity, and the Delhi Government is charging power at commercial rates in the offices of the lawyers, whereas doctors have been kept out of the purview of GST," said AICC legal department former chairman KC Mittal.

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