Odd-Even Scheme: No restrictions in Delhi today - Here is why
As part of the scheme, vehicles with registration number ending with even digits are allowed to run on even dates, and those ending with odd numbers 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 will ply on odd dates.
The Delhi government had announced the implementation of the odd-even scheme in the national capital between November 4 and November 15 to tackle the problem of pollution. However, no restriction will be implemented in the city on 11th and 12th November due to the celebration of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government has decided to do away with the odd-even restrictions on vehicles for these two days to ensure hassle free commute. In a press conference, the Delhi chief minister said that the decision has been taken so that there is no disturbance in celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev's birth anniversary.
As part of the scheme, vehicles with registration number ending with even digits are allowed to run on even dates, and those ending with odd numbers 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 will ply on odd dates. The rule is effective between 8 am and 8 pm with women-only vehicles with children aged up to 12 years and vehicles occupied by physically-disabled persons exempted from it.
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Two-wheelers and electric vehicles have also been exempted from the restrictions, but not CNG vehicles.
The list of VIPs excluded from the rule includes - the 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.
This is the third edition of the Odd -Even restrictions on vehicles in Delhi. The government has increased the Odd-Even scheme penalty this year to Rs 4,000 from Rs 2,000 earlier. The hike comes as part of the amended Motor Vehicle Act.