No odd-even restrictions in Delhi for next three days1 min read . Updated: 09 Nov 2019, 06:58 PM IST
- The government maintains that due to odd-even rule, nearly 15 lakh of the total 30 lakh vehicles remain off the road everyday
- The Delhi government has decided that there will be no odd-even restrictions on vehicles on November 11-12
There will be no odd-even restrictions on vehicles for the next three days starting 10 November. The current odd-even restrictions do not apply on Sundays. And to ensure hassle-free commute on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the Delhi government has decided that there will be no odd-even restrictions on vehicles on November 11-12.
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 government maintains that due to odd-even rule, nearly 15 lakh of the total 30 lakh vehicles remain off the road everyday.
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 thousand civil defence volunteers, 465 teams of the Delhi traffic police, revenue and transport departments were deployed on the first day of scheme which will end of November 15.
This is the third edition of the odd even restrictions on vehicles in Delhi, with the earlier two being in 2016. Under the scheme, which will be implemented from 8 am to 8 pm till November 15, non-transport four-wheeled vehicles with registration numbers ending with an odd digit (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.
Two-wheelers and electric vehicles have been exempted from the restrictions, but not CNG vehicles.
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.