The Odd-Even scheme will not be implemented in the national capital on 11th and 12th November due to the celebration of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. To ensure hassle free commute, on the occasion Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government has decided to do away with the odd-even restrictions on vehicles for today and tomorrow. The decision has been taken so that there is no disturbance in celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev's birth anniversary, Kejriwal said at a press conference.
The Delhi government had announced the Odd-Even scheme between November 4 and November 15 to fight air pollution. It is effective between 8 am and 8 pm.
The Odd-Even is a road rationing system in which vehicles with registration number ending with even digits—0, 2, 4, 6 and 8—are allowed to run on even dates, and those ending with odd numbers 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 will ply on odd dates. Two-wheelers and electric vehicles have been exempted from the restrictions, but not CNG vehicles.
Odd-Even scheme exemption
Women-only vehicles with children aged up to 12 years and vehicles occupied by physically-disabled persons will also be exempted. Twenty-nine categories of vehicles, including those of president, prime minister, emergency and enforcement vehicles, have been exempted.
This is the third edition of the Odd -Even restrictions on vehicles in Delhi, with the earlier two being in 2016.
Guru Nanak birth anniversary celebrations
On November 11, preparations are being made for the grand Nagar Kirtan in the entire city, in which lakhs of devotees are expected to participate. On this occasion, lakhs of people will also visit different gurdwaras throughout Delhi.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police has issued a traffic advisory asking commuters to avoid certain roads on Monday which fall on the route of 'Nagar Kirtan' procession.