The stubble burning, which according to the farmers is in the last phase, however continued in Delhi for the third day and in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh since last week.
The Arvind Kejriwal government has also requested the green tribunal to direct neighbouring states to implement the odd-even scheme.
While hearing the review petition, the green tribunal asked the Delhi government as to why it can't run ladies only buses to solve the problem of transport during odd-even scheme.
Giving some relief to Delhiites, the weatherman had predicted that the sky would be mostly clear during the day on Tuesday.
The toxicity in the air rose to "severe-plus" category on a day schools in the national capital reopened after remaining closed since Thursday due to "severe" air pollution levels.
Kejriwal said Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had called him and told him that the latter was in Delhi till tomorrow, but cannot meet him in Delhi, citing "he (Khattar) was very busy".
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Swatanter Kumar asked the officials of Uttar Pradesh government and the authority to explain the steps they were taking to deal with pollution.
Meanwhile, the Delhi government moved the National Green Tribunal (NGT) today, seeking amendment to its November 11 order on odd-even car rationing scheme.
Kejriwal last week had sought a meeting with counterparts from Haryana and Punjab to discuss ways to manage the worsening air pollution in Delhi and the neighbouring states.
Rahul Gandhi on Monday recalled lines from a Bollywood film song to take an apparent swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the toxic air in the national capital.
A thick smog has covered Delhi for a week with the air quality staying in hazardous zone which environmental agencies consider unfit for inhalation even by healthy people.
Pollution level skyrocketed by the hour in Delhi on Sunday, turning the air quality hazardous, which agencies consider unfit for inhalation even by healthier people.
The Delhi government on Saturday called off the propose odd-even scheme in the national capital that was scheduled to be implemented from November 13 to November 17.
The Delhi government can take cue from measures adopted by Beijing to push for the clean air drive.
"When situation is improving, the Delhi govt is trying to implement odd-even. You should have done this earlier if you wanted to," NGT said.
This will not be Delhi’s first brush with the AAP government’s scheme – it was implemented twice in 2016, January 1-15 and April 15-30.
The Delhi government has asked the green tribunal to exempt industries catering to essential services from its ban order.