Odd-Even Scheme: Violators Will Be Fined and Greeted With Roses

Delhi govt granted special powers to policemen for fining violaters,while volunteers will persuade them with roses.

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The odd-even scheme will come into force from January 1 and will remain in force till January 15, 2016. (Photo: iStockphoto)

In order to ensure strict implementation of the odd-even rule from January 1, the AAP government has given ‘special powers’ to Delhi Police.

The Arvind Kejriwal government has also authorised officers of Transport Department and Revenue Department to penalise the violators with a fine of Rs 2,000 and also greet them with roses.

“About 10,000 NCC and NSS volunteers will offer roses to violators,” Kejriwal said while unveiling the 15-day traffic rationing formula which will be implemented from January 1 and remain in force till January 15, 2016.

A vehicle whose registration number ends in an odd digit will be allowed on the roads on odd-numbered dates and one whose registration number ends in an even digit will be allowed to be driven on even-numbered dates.

Kejriwal said volunteers also work on the car-free day – a monthly exercise to decongest traffic and check rising pollution.

The government official said:

In exercise of the power conferred under sub-section (1) of section 200 of the Motor Vehicles, 1988 (59 of 1988), the Lt Governor of the National Capital Territory of Delhi has authorised Delhi Police, Transport Department and Revenue Department to take action against the violators of odd-even rules.

Earlier in the day, Kejriwal announced that VIPs, women drivers, CNG-certified vehicles, two wheelers and those carrying the differently-abled were among the 25 categories which will be exempted from the ambitious odd-even scheme.

Announcing the blueprint of the scheme, Kejriwal said it has received all the necessary approvals, including that of the Lt Governor, and a notification for its implementation would be issued next Monday.

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