New Delhi, November 10: The odd-even car rationing scheme will be once again rolled out in the national capital for five days from November 13 to tackle alarming level of pollution in the city, the Aam Aadmi Party government announced on Thursday. A pollution emergency prevailed in Delhi as a toxic cloud of smog engulfed the city.
The scheme will be in place from 8 AM to 8 PM and there will be exemption for women drivers, two-wheelers and vehicles carrying children in school uniforms, besides VVIPs, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said.
Here is all you need to know about the scheme:
- Under the policy, private vehicles are allowed to run based on the last number of their licence plates. Odd-numbered cars are allowed to run on odd dates while even-numbered cars can only run on even dates.
- Motorists will have to cough up Rs 2,000 for violating odd-even rules.
- Vehicles of President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Governors, Chief Justice of India, Speaker of Lok Sabha, Union Ministers, Leaders of Opposition in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, and SPG protectees among others will be exempt.
- Embassy vehicles will not come under odd-even rules.
- The Delhi government has not given any exemption to its ministers, including the chief minister.
- Women only vehicles — including children of age up to 12 years travelling with them — will be exempted. Vehicles driven or occupied by handicapped persons will also be exempted.
- Commercial vehicles, bearing yellow number plates, will not come under the car-rationing scheme.
- Teams of Delhi Police, transport department and sub-divisional magistrates will be deployed to ensure strict implementation of the car-rationing scheme.
- The Delhi government has directed DTC to hire 500 buses from private contractors to tackle the rush of commuters during the odd-even week.
- CNG vehicles will be exempted but will need to have stickers in place. These will be available at 22 IGL stations across Delhi from 2 PM on Friday. The old stickers which were issued in the last edition of odd-even will be valid too.
- Around 5,000 civil defence volunteers will be deployed to manage the vehicles and around 400 ex-servicemen will be hired to execute the scheme, sources said.