New Delhi: Odd-even vehicle scheme comes into force in Delhi, will continue till 15th November. Odd-Even scheme to curb air pollution starts on November 4 from 8 am.
Around 200 teams of the Delhi Traffic Police have been appointed to ensure compliance and around 5,000 civil defence volunteers have been trained to spread awareness. The third edition of odd-even scheme will run till November 15.
The odd-even scheme is a traffic rationing measure under which, private vehicles with registration numbers ending with an odd digit will be allowed on roads on odd dates and those with an even digit on even dates. Vehicle registrations ending with odd digits like 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 will not be allowed on the roads on November 4, 6, 8, 12 and 14. Similarly, vehicles with registration numbers ending with an even digit – 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 – will not be allowed on the roads on November 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15.
Rules to remember
1. The odd-even scheme 2019 will be applicable between 8 am to 8 pm only.
2. The odd-even scheme will apply to all non-transport four-wheeled vehicle (with some exemptions)
3. Tourists must note that the scheme will also be applicable on vehicles coming in from other states
4. Privately owned CNG vehicles will not be exempted from this time.
5. No exemption for the vehicles of Delhi government ministers and the chief minister.
Penalty for not following rules under Odd-Even scheme
In case someone is found flouting rules, the Delhi government will charge a hefty fine of Rs 4,000. Earlier, the penalty was Rs 2,000 for the violation.
Exemptions under Odd-Even scheme 2019
— Women driving alone
— Cars having all women as occupants
— Women accompanied by children aged less than 12 years
— Vehicles used for medical emergencies
— Private vehicles carrying school children
— VIPs who will be exempt from the odd-even scheme are: Vehicles of the President, Vice-President, Prime Minister, state governors, Chief Justice of India, — Speakers of the Lok Sabha, Union ministers, and leaders of the Opposition of both the Houses, Supreme Court judges, chairman of UPSC, chief election commissioners and CAG, deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha and deputy speaker of Lok Sabha and lieutenant-general of NCT/Delhi and judges of high court and members of the Lokayukta. — Enforcement vehicles and defence vehicles will also be exempted.