Delhi Govt Lays Out Blueprint for its Ambitious Odd-Even Formula

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today laid out details of the ambitious odd-even plan, set to roll out from 1 January 2016.

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The ambitious odd-even scheme, set to roll out from 1 January, will have out of its ambit CNG-certified vehicles, two wheelers, cars being driven by women drivers and those carrying the differently abled, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday.

Kejriwal said the scheme has received all the necessary approvals and a notification for its implementation would be issued next Monday. Violators would attract a penalty of Rs 2,000, he said. The car rationing scheme would be applicable from 8 am to 8 pm on all days except Sunday and on cars with NCR and other states’ registration number plates, Kejriwal said.

Cars being driven by a woman alone or even while being accompanied by children up to the age of 12 would be exempted while cases of medical emergencies would be treated on “basis of trust”, the CM said. Kejriwal also read out a long list of VIP category vehicles, also to be exempted, including that of the President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Chief Justice of India, Union Ministers and Governors and Chief Ministers of states and Union Territories “except that of Delhi”.

Vehicles bearing Defence ministry number plates and those of Special Protection Group Protectees (SPG) would not be covered by the rules under which cars bearing odd and even numbers would ply on alternate dates till 15 January. Emergency and enforcement vehicles such as ambulances, fire brigade, police vehicles, transport department vehicles would be out of its ambit as well.

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