A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath said: "The Delhi government shall take into consideration the concerns of various sections of society, including physically challenged people, while making the scheme on odd-even numbers issue.
"What precautions you (Delhi government) have taken so that they don't have to face any problems? You should take into consideration their concerns," the court remarked.
The court was hearing a bunch of public interest litigations challenging the Aam Aadmi Party government's decision early this month to only allow even and odd numbered vehicles to ply in Delhi on alternative dates from January 1 for 15 days.
The court noted that one of the petitioners was a physically challenged person.
One of the petitioners, Nipun Malhotra, pleaded for allowing the physically challenged commuters to use their own vehicles since public transport was not disabled friendly.
The court earlier refused to restrain the AAP government from enforcing its odd-even formula, saying the decision is on a "trial basis".
The PILs filed earlier said the government announced its plan to restrict the number of cars on roads without first conducting a public debate and a study of the pros and cons of a system based on whether the registration number of a motor vehicle ends in an even or odd digit.
The petitioners said the decision was taken without considering the disturbing effect it would have on the public at large.
Source : The Statesman, 23rd Dec 2015